Safe Environment

Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Venango Region Catholic School. Diocesan policy requires that all personnel and volunteers who have regular contact with minors are committed to providing a safe environment for children and youth, are capable of identifying and preventing abuse of children, and have no personal history of behavior that would be a threat to children. Completed paperwork and required clearances are to be turned into the school office. If you have questions after reviewing this page, feel free to reach out to the school office.

Types of School Volunteers

The volunteer work being performed or the frequency at which volunteering occurs will determine the level of documentation required.  The school volunteer chart provides examples of occasional volunteer and regular volunteer roles. Chaperones for field trips or service projects are considered regular volunteers.

Occasional Volunteer Requirements

1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check
Frequency: Every 5 Years

2. PA Child Abuse History Certification
Frequency: Every 5 Years

3. Federal Criminal History Record
Only if not a PA resident for past 10 continuous years.
Frequency: Every 5 Years

4. Occasional Volunteer Conduct Form
Frequency: Every Year

5. Mandated Reporter Compliance Document
Frequency: Every Year

Regular Volunteer Requirements

1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check
Frequency: Every 5 Years

2. PA Child Abuse History Certification
Frequency: Every 5 Years

3. Signed Affidavit
Only if a PA resident for past 10 continuous years.
Frequency: Every 5 Years

4. Federal Criminal History Record
Only if not a PA resident for past 10 continuous years.
Frequency: Every 5 Years

5. Volunteer Application for Working with Children
Frequency: Once

6. Statement of Intent for Compliance
Read the Policy for the Protection for Children 
Frequency: Once upon start, as required upon policy updates

7. Mandated Reporter Compliance Document
Frequency: Every Year

8. Diocesan Creating a Safe Environment In-service (online)
Frequency: Every 5 Years

9. PA Mandated Reporter Training
Frequency: Every 5 Years

Coach Requirements

Coaches must complete the training below in addition to all Regular Volunteer Requirements.

1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
Provide certificate to school office
Frequency: Every Year

2. Concussion in Sports Training
Provide certificate to school office
Frequency: Every Year

Contact Us

Venango Region Catholic School

hello@venangocatholic.org

Venango Catholic Campus

1505 West 1st Street
Oil City, PA 16301

814-677-3098

Saint Stephen Campus

214 Reed Street
Oil City, PA 16301

814-677-3035

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