Volunteer Certification

This area contains information about the volunteer certification process.

Completing the Volunteer Certification Process

WHEN ALL REQUIRED PARTS ARE COMPLETE TURN ALL DOCUMENTS INTO OLOM SCHOOL (ATTN: SUE SCIORTINO)

All persons planning to volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy School in any capacity must complete the following requirements of the Diocesan Child Protection Program. Please note that all must be completed one week prior to the volunteer activity.

1.  Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge Application
http://www.diobr.org/documents/eapps_appl.pdf
*All parts of the Application with an asterisk(*) must be completed.  You are not required to give your Social Security or drivers license number or any other information for items that do not have an asterisk.
*A minimum of a five-year residential history is required.
*For the Reference section, please list a complete address (street and house number), along with contact information (phone number and area code).
*You must initial each of the items in the Declarations section.
*If you plan to volunteer in other parishes or at another site within our parish, please list them in the 'Selected Sites' section.  The first site listed will be classified primary site (ex. School), and any other site (ex.OLOM Church) would become a secondary site.

2.  Read and sign the Code of Ethics Acknowledgement Form - Read the Code of Ethics and sign the Acknowledgement Form on page 19.
http://www.diobr.org/documents/2009_ocyp_ethics_code.pdf


3.  Complete the Safe in Place Training Program online
http://safeandsacred-diobr.org/
*Once the program is completed and the online quiz is passed print the certificate.
*Give a copy of the certificate to your supervisor or send it directly to Our Lady of Mercy School.  Keep a copy for your records.

4.  Background Check/Fingerprinting - State
     *Go to State Police Headquarters on Independence Blvd. with a cashier's check or money order (no cash or personal checks) for $10 payable to Louisiana State Police and have one set of finger prints made.  
     *Download and complete BOTH pages for the form above. Attach both cards of fingerprints and a check for $26 made payable to Our Lady of Mercy School. Please make sure the form, 2 cards of fingerprints, and check payable to OLOM are delivered to the school. Pease DO NOT leave these forms with the State Police to run the background check.

      Coaches/Substitute Teacher - State and Federal Check
      *Follow the directions above.

WHEN ALL REQUIRED PARTS ARE COMPLETE TURN ALL DOCUMENTS INTO OLOM SCHOOL (ATTN: SUE SCIORTINO)