Volunteer Requirements/Shield the Vulnerable
The Shield the Vulnerable Program (Shield) is dedicated to raising the awareness and prevention of the mistreatment of the vulnerable. This is done by training young people and adults about abuse, neglect, predators, bullying, boundaries, respect, and the perils of cyberspace.
All volunteers who have substantial contact with children at a parish or school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore must complete the following requirements on Shield The Vulnerable before volunteering.
Please contact Dolores McKee here or 410-427-7500 if you have any questions.
Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service (Shield the Vulnerable)
Three (3) references provided, checked, and documented (hard copy – Archdiocese volunteer reference form: obtain from school or parish office)
References for service and/or employment with any previous archdiocesan parish, school, or institution checked and documented (hard copy – Archdiocese volunteer reference form: obtain from school or parish office)
Criminal History Screening (Shield)
A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth (Shield)
Code of Conduct for Church Personnel (Shield)
Training regarding child abuse and the protection of children: Protect Children: STAND (Shield)