Safe Environment Volunteer Requirements
All volunteers must have the following three forms on file in the Parish Office.
The forms must be renewed every five years.
Please Note: There is no cost to the volunteer to process clearances.
Background Check Application *
A Child Abuse History Clearance Form or Online Application
Diocese of Scranton Volunteer Affidavit
Pastoral Code of Conduct
Mandated Reporter Online Training
* If you have not lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past ten years, please complete the FBI Fingerprint Clearance section on the Background Check Application.
Notice Regarding Reporting
Sexual Abuse of a Minor
It is the policy of the Diocese of Scranton to report any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor to law enforcement. If you are a victim of sexual abuse committed by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton, you are encouraged to immediately report the matter to law enforcement.
If any priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton has cause or reason to suspect that a minor has been subjected to any form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, the matter will be reported to law enforcement.
It is also the policy of the Diocese to adhere to all civil and state regulations. To this end, the Diocese is equally committed to adhering to the norms of the Code of Canon Law and to upholding the tenets of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which includes supporting victims of sexual abuse in their pursuit of emotional and spiritual well-being. As such, information regarding an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor should also be reported to the Victim Assistance Coordinator at (570-862-7551) or to Diocesan officials, including the Vicar General at (570-207-2269).
General Reporting Procedures