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Volunteer Opportunities

Mary of Nazareth Catholic welcomes volunteers into the school to help with various activities. To ensure the safety of our students, NO ONE will be allowed to volunteer with out the proper clearances. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. Once you have obtained your clearances we would be grateful for your help.

Why do I need these clearances? Click Here for more information

Volunteer Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cafeteria and Playground
  • Home Room Parent Helpers
  • PTG Events
  • Field Trips
  • Catholic Schools Week Activities
  • Field Day
  • Any event that involves non faculty/staff help with the students.
  • How to Obtain Volunteer Clearances

    Voluneers need to complete and pass all six requirements before they can volunteer at Mary of Nazareth Catholic School. There will be no exceptions. It is our job to ensure that the students are in a safe enviroment.

    1. Diocesan Online Database
    All adults who have regular contact with minors are to complete the Diocese of Pittsburgh's database application.

  • Go to the website Diocesan Database Clearance Application Registration Fill out the required fields. The access code is the word "protect" After completing the registration click the blue "Submit Registration" button.

  • Once you have registered, log back into the site with your newly created username and password. Diocesan Database Clearance Application There are ten sections that must be completed. Every time a section gets a green check mark on it, that section is complete. Once you have completed all sections, your application will be processed.
  • 2. PA Criminal Record Check
    Required for all volunteers, ages 18 and above, who work in ministry with children or teens. Must be renewed every FIVE years. Click Here to obtain at free, volunteer, criminal record check. Once you read the form, click the box, and choose accept, you will be directed to the PA Criminal Record Check online application. Please fill out the requested information. When you receive your clearance, please print it out and bring it to the school office.

    3. PA Child Abuse History Clearance
    PA Child Abuse History Clearance - Required for all volunteers, age 18 and above, who work in ministry with children. Must be renewed every FIVE years. Click here for Online Child Abuse Clearance Application Or print a copy of The Child Abuse Clearance Application Form, fill it out and bring it to the school office.

    4. Protecting God's Children
    The "Protecting God's Children" workshop is required for all adults, age 18 and up, who wish to volunteer in ministry with children. It is an excellent program that truly equips adults to create safer environments for children.  For a list of all Protecting God's Children workshops in our area, click here. To register for a Protecting God's Children workshop click here,

    5. Mandated and Permissive Reporting Training Course
  • Go to the website Registration Page for Mandated and Permissive Reporting Training Course Fill out the required fields to register for the course to get a user name and password. A person can take the course in one sitting or dispersed over time. It takes between 2-3 hours to take the course. The course is completed after the evaluation questions are answered, and the certificate of completion has been printed.

  • Once you have registered, log back into the site with your newly created username and password. Mandated and Permissive Reporting Training Course Once you have completed the course, you will receive a cerificate of completion. Please print the certificate and bring it to the school office.
  • 6. Required Forms/Acknowledgements
    Click the link to "Reporting of Child Abuse and the Child Protective Services Law of PA", read, print the last page, sign and return.
    Click the link to "Safe Environment for Children", read the booklet, print the last page (24), sign and return.
    Click the link to "Pastoral Code of Conduct", read the booklet, print the next to last page, sign and return.