Safe Environment Requirements for Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. Michael Catholic Church. We are committed to fostering a culture that ensures the safety and well-being of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. As such, all volunteers, lay ministers, employees, and Clergy must complete the Safe Environment program requirements established by the Diocese of Fort Worth.
To begin the Safe Environment process, please print out the forms below, complete them, and return them to the Stewardship Coordinator, Annette Lee.
- Complete a volunteer application; if you are going to be a catechist, fill out the catechist application. Include the names and contact information for three references (non-family members).
- Sign the Authorization for Release of Information form. You must successfully pass a criminal background check.
- Review the Diocesan Code of Conduct & Behavior Standards and sign the Diocesan Code of Conduct Agreement Form.
When these forms have been received by the Stewardship Coordinator you will be provided instructions to complete the on-line training called 'Safe & Sacred'. This program teaches adults how to recognize and report suspected abuse.
Any questions, please contact Annette Lee, Stewardship Coordinator, at 817.510.2718 or Click Here to Email. Thank you for helping us maintain a Safe Environment for our parish community!
"Called to Protect" Training for Children
The "Called to Protect" sessions for children grades K-5 are taught in our parish religious education classes. These sessions teach children and youth the skills necessary to help them to recognize boundary violations, to remove themselves from uncomfortable situations, and to tell a trusted adult if someone has crossed a boundary with them. For more information please contact Angelica Santos, Coordinator of Religious Education at 810.510.2727 or Click Here to Email.
"Called to Protect" Training for Youth
The "Called to Protect" sessions for youth grades 6-12 are taught in our youth ministry sessions (EDGE Middle School Discipleship and TeenLife High School Discipleship).
“Teen Leader” Training Session (Youth ages 13-17)
This workshop prepares youth ages 13-17 who wish to volunteer at the parish with their peers and/or with children. Youth who volunteer are supervised by adults in any service they provide. Please note, prior to participating in "Teen Leader” Training, the student must complete the "Called to Protect” Training for Youth.
Contact Bobby Moren, youth minister, for more information on training for youth and teen leader training at 817.510.2715 or Click Here to Email.