Steps To Become a Cleared Volunteer at STA

For NEW volunteers only

To become a “cleared” volunteer within St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, adults must meet each of the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Safe Environment Screening Form. This form is located at this secure link (which opens a new browser window). Using these secure online forms sends your information directly to the Safe Environment office.
  2. Read the following documents:
  3. Attend a Family of Faith awareness training session. See a schedule of upcoming sessions below. These sessions are listed in the bulletin every Sunday.
  4. Get an ID Badge. Following the Family of Faith training session, applicants will be interviewed and have their picture taken for badges.  The Safe Environment Director will mail applicants their badges once the applicants’ references respond and a criminal background check is complete.

All NEW STA Volunteers must attend the Family of Faith awareness training session which includes a video from the Bishop.

Please do not bring children to the session. Please do not arrive late to the session. Latecomers will be asked to come on another date.

All of the classes will start at 7pm and take place in the St. Joseph room. The classes should last about 1 hour 15 minutes and will be followed by pictures and interviews (so the evening will be over around 9pm).

To register for a Family of Faith class, please click the "Family of Faith Training Sessions at STA" button below. When you find the course you want, click “register here!” and follow the directions.

You can also attend a Family of Faith class at another parish in the diocese. Click on the "Family of Faith Training Sessions around the diocese." button below to see other parish classes.

If you would like to attend a training session somewhere other than St. Thomas Aquinas, please be sure to get a certificate or sign in sheet from the training that you attend for your Safe Environment record at St. Thomas Aquinas. Other programs are listed on the training schedule; please attend only a Family of Faith awareness training session (FOF).