Volunteer Information


Volunteer Requirements for PA Residents (For 10 years)

18 years of age or older who apply for an unpaid position as a volunteer where they have direct volunteer contact AND have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the previous 10 years. 

Requirements:

    • PA State Police Criminal History Check (no cost to volunteers)
    • PA Dept. of Human Services Child Abuse History Certification (no cost to volunteers)
    • Volunteer Affidavit 
    • Protecting God’s Children VIRTUS Training 
    • Signed Code of Pastoral Conduct 

Volunteer Requirements for Non PA Residents or PA Residents for Less than 10 Years

18 years of age or older who apply for an unpaid position as a volunteer where they have direct volunteer contact AND HAVE NOT lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the previous 10 years. 

Requirements:

    • PA State Police Criminal History Check (no cost to volunteers)
    • PA Dept. of Human Services Child Abuse History Certification (no cost to volunteers)
    • FBI Federal Check with Fingerprinting 
    • Protecting God’s Children VIRTUS Training 
    • Signed Code of Pastoral Conduct 

VIRTUS Training – Required Course for Volunteers

Volunteers must take a three hour training class called VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program. A facilitator will teach you the tools and show you the resources to maintain a safe environment for all children, will incorporate techniques in a discussion-format to help you recognize the warning signs of child sexual abuse and how to respond to it appropriately and effectively.  Epiphany holds a VIRTUS training once each year. Contact the Main Office for information on this year’s training.  Or you can choose a training from the Diocese of Scranton training schedule. 


Tuition Discount for Volunteer Hours 

Parents and grandparents can also earn a Tuition Discount through their volunteer hours. For the 2019-2020 academic year, families must perform 15 hours of volunteer service in addition to selling 15 Lotto calendars. Families will receive a $500 Tuition Discount for completing 15 volunteer hours and selling 15 Lotto calendars. They will receive a $1000 Tuition Discount for completing 15 volunteer hours and selling 30 Lotto Calendars. 

  • Complete this form and to submit your volunteer hours to the MAIN OFFICE: Volunteer Form

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