The Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires ALL volunteers who interact with children on any level to complete the following steps in order to participate in volunteering within the Saint Joseph/Saint Robert CYO program. Once all forms have been completed please makes copies and forward to the CYO board or your parish rectory.
Criminal Background Check - Form can be found by clicking the link. This can be obtained instantly online for a cost of $10.00.
Child Abuse Clearance - After receiving the criminal background check, you must apply for the Child Abuse Clearance. Form can be found by clicking the link.
Safe Environment Training Workshop - You must attend the "Protecting God's Children" class offered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Dates and times can be found by clicking the link.
Information and Technology Communication Addendum and Certification - This online video class takes approximately one (1) hour to complete. Click on the link to initiate the process.
Mandatory Reporter Training - You must attend the "Knowing Your Role in the Protection of Our Children" class. This is a one (1) hour training session. Dates and times can be found by clicking the link.
Additionally, before coaching any CYO team, all head and assistant coaches must attend the Coaches Orientation Seminar in person during the first year prior to the start of the sport they wish to coach. If you are a FIRST YEAR COACH and cannot personally attend a Coaches Orientation Seminar prior to the beginning of the sport you will be coaching, then you MUST complete the Online Catholic Coaching Essentials (before coaching at all) AND also attend the next available Coaches Orientation Seminar within 3 months.
Catholic Coaching Essentials Course - This class is designed to familiarize coaches with both the basic approach to being an effective youth coach and the Catholic framework from which we carry out this ministry. Dates and times can be found by clicking the link.