At Saint Gilbert Catholic School, we believe involved families strengthen our school community. Family involvement is vital to help make our family and fundraising events a success. Many of these programs would not be possible without the generosity of our school and parish families. Please consider sharing you time and talent to help make our events and activities the best they can be for our students. We look forward to working with you throughout the school year!
Volunteer Compliance Requirements:
The safety of our students is a top priority. All volunteers must complete the following requirements set forth by the Archdiocese of Chicago to be in compliance with the Archdiocesan mission to protect children and young people.
ANY PARENT WANTING TO CHAPERONE A FIELD TRIP OR SUPERVISE CLASSROOM LUNCH MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SCHOOL OFFICE PRIOR TO THE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP DUE DATE OR LUNCH DUTY.
VIRTUS/PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN:
Volunteers must attend this training class prior to beginning volunteer service. Once training is complete, please submit the certificate of attendance to the school office. Training consists of a 3 hour class for adults with monthly bulletins required to maintain an active account. No one under 18 years of age is permitted at the training. All participants must pre-register online. Virtus Training Sessions and Registration
Select Chicago, IL (Archdiocese).
Create a User ID and Password.
Follow the instructions to register for training.
Please make sure you pick Saint Gilbert Catholic School as your primary site.
Note: If you have attended a Virtus training session in another diocese, please call (888) 847-8870 and request that your Virtus registration be transferred to the Archdiocese of Chicago, and submit a copy of the certificate of attendance to the school office.
ONLINE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
Volunteer criminal background checks are created and run through Virtus.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Read and sign this form prior to beginning volunteer service. Please submit the signed Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Form to the school office.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES’ CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRACKING SYSTEM FORM [CANTS FORM]:
Please complete this form annually and submit to the school office prior to beginning volunteer service. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM YOURSELF. (The original is mailed to DCFS in Springfield by the school office.) Applications will be reviewed by DCFS for abuse and neglect offenses.
MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING:
Coaches, youth ministers, and religious education personnel are required to complete this training and submit the certificate of completion to the school office prior to beginning volunteer service. The direct link to the Mandated Reporter Training is: Online Mandated Reporter Training
Please visit our Family School Association page to see available volunteer opportunities!