Volunteering at St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist has many opportunities to volunteer. It’s a great way to connect with the rest of the parish, meet new friends and help the church at the same time! We could not survive without our cadre of volunteers.

VIRTUS – Training for adult volunteers

Our parish supports and complies with the Archdiocese of Baltimore policies and practices aimed at creating and maintaining a safe environment where our children will thrive. With our longstanding commitment in mind, in 2017, the Archdiocese joined more than 90 dioceses using VIRTUS as our training and compliance management system. VIRTUS is a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy.

All adult volunteers (18 years or older) MUST complete VIRTUS prior to the start of their volunteer service.

There are two different types of training VIRUS has to offer for volunteers. Which ever ministry you are called to serve in will determine which training you will need to complete.

Volunteers should contact the SJERC Child Protection Compliance coordinator for instructions on completing the required training.

Contact: Tanya Herrera, tanya.herrera@sjerc.org, 410-964-1425, x312

Worthy of the Call – Training for youth volunteers (14-17 years old)

We love and highly encourage youth to serve at the parish and in the community!

All youth volunteers (14-17 years old) MUST complete Worthy of the Call prior to the start of their volunteer service.

You will need to complete the application packet, provide three references, and attend training with the youth and young adult coordinator. Please see the Parent Letter and the Application Packet below. If you have any questions, contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry coordinator: Andrea Torres Negron, andrea.torres@sjerc.org, 410-964-1425 x316.

Reporting Abuse or Neglect

The Archdiocese of Baltimore urges anyone who has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect to report it immediately to the local Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services at 410-872-8700. If anyone suspects Church Personnel of abuse, neglect, or misconduct with a minor, please also call the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Victim Assistance Hotline at 1-866-417-7469.

Thank you for making our Church stronger, more accountable, and a clearer reflection of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Parish Response

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