Requirements for Parish Clergy, Staff & Volunteers

Requirements for Parish Clergy, Staff & Volunteers

In accord with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, American Martyrs parish leadership and Safeguard the Children Committee have developed Policies and Procedures for all volunteers at American Martyrs.

  • All American Martyrs volunteers must read and agree to follow the “Guidelines for Adults Interacting with Minors at Parish or Parish School Activities or Events.
  • All minors volunteering at American Martyrs must read and agree to follow the “Boundary Guidelines For Junior High and High School Youth Working or Volunteering with Children or Youth.”
  • All volunteers who work with or around children in any way are required to attend a VIRTUS session,  “Protecting God’s Children” adult awareness training session.
  • Anyone who supervises or is perceived to supervise children in any way is required to submit to a background check in the form of fingerprinting by the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Sign up for free archdiocesan LiveScan fingerprinting at one of the  LiveScan locations.  To have your fingerprinting done at one of the LiveScan locations, please contact Patti Williams at 310-546-4734 to obtain a LiveScan form to take with with you to your appointment.
  • All American Martyrs School and SRE students will take part annually in the ”Teaching Touching Safety” or other approved safe environment education program.