We Welcome Your Talents
The Church of St. Edward needs your help in order to grow and better serve others. There are many opportunities available and we gratefully accept interested people of all ages and backgrounds. Browse our website to read about the many ministry programs and volunteer opportunities offered at our parish. Or, if you know the areas in which you would like to volunteer, click any of the links below and let us know the areas that interest you.
Providing a Safe Environment
The Church of St. Edward takes seriously the need to provide a safe environment for our children, youth and vulnerable adults while participating in our programs. Therefore, we take three steps which we call the “Three Essentials”
Essential Step One
The first step is to complete a background check on each volunteer. Background Check Packets are available at the church office. The packets include disclosures and forms that need to be completed, signed, and returned to the church office to process a background check report.
Essential Step Two
The second step is to ensure that every volunteer attend a VIRTUS training session. VIRTUS sessions are provided by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY) of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and is a facilitator-led awareness session concerning child sexual abuse and other inappropriate sexual behavior. This training is offered at many parish locations throughout the year.
To view a full listing of session dates and locations and/or register on-line:
1. Go to www.virtus.org
2. Click “First Time Registrant”on the left
3. Click “Begin Registration Process” or “View a List of Sessions”
4. Select “St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN (Archdiocese)” by scrolling about half way down
5. Create a user ID & password
6. Follow the screen prompts to continue the on-line registration
6. More Detailed Instructions
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to all sessions as the attendance is counted from the beginning of the session at 6:30. If you arrive late, you will not be able to attend.
Essential Step Three
The third step is to have every volunteer sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct form. These forms are included in the Background Check packets found at the church office and need to be signed and returned to the church office.
For questions or more information, please contact our Safe Environment Coordinator, Donna Rubio, Director of Community Life, at 952-835-7101 ext.219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.