Volunteer Guidelines
Rectory 215.348.4190 ~ CCD 215.345.7089 ~ OLMC School 215-348-5907
235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Volunteer Guidelines

If you wish to volunteer in any capacity at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, you must first have clearances from the State of Pennsylvania. You must have a Criminal Background check, a Child Abuse record check and attend a Protecting God's Children session. Information and the forms you need to fill out can be found by clicking the appropriate link below:

  • Volunteer Guidelines - Applicants Renewing/Updating

    Volunteer Safe Environment Compliance Guidelines - Applicants Renewing or Updating

    In Order to Continue Volunteering at OLMC School, A Parent Must Keep Current Their Required Clearances and Complete the Required Training and E-Mail Rectory Copies of the Five (5) Documents.

    REQUIRED CLEARANCES – NOW REQUIRED EVERY THREE YEARS

    If you have lived in PA for ten (10) continuous years:

    1. PA State Police Clearance. https://epatch.state.pa.us
    2. PA State Child Abuse History Clearance. www.compass.state.pa.us
    3. Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers. Click here

    OR

    If you have lived in PA less than 10 years:

    1. PA State Police Clearance. https://epatch.state.pa.us
    2. PA State Child Abuse History Clearance. www.compass.state.pa.us
    3. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance. To register with the Department of Human Services: www.cogentid.com ; then you have to schedule an appointment. The Bucks County Intermediate Unit is the closest. www.bucksiu.org

    Applicants Renewing or Updating – ONCE AND DONE

    1. Safe Environment Part I: Protecting God's Children – Virtus In Person Training; Dates and locations, and to register www.virtus.org
    2. Safe Environment Part II: Protecting God's Children – Mandated Reporter. Online training (45 minutes) – www.childyouthprotection.org ; click on the “Training Institute” on the top ribbon; If you have never registered before, you will need to follow the prompts to register.
    After registering, follow the prompts to complete the Training. You will be awarded a certificate – email that to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can deliver to the Rectory Office.
    3. Mandated Reporter Brochure and Acknowledgement Form – ONLY if the Mandated Reporter Training was completed prior to 2015 – Read the brochure click here.
    Sign and return the acknowledgement form click here.
    4. Information and Communication Technology Addendum Training - Online Training (30 minutes) – ONLY for those Volunteers who attended the Safe Environment Part I: Protecting God's Children – Virtus prior to July 1, 2011. Access the training through the Training Institute (see #3)

    E-Mail/Mail copies of your clearances and training certificates to:

    Nicole Breeze – Safe Environment – 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Volunteer Guidelines - First Time Applicants

    Volunteer Safe Environment Compliance Guidelines - First Time Applicants

    In Order To Volunteer At OLMC School, A Parent Must Obtain Required Clearances and Complete The Required Training and E-Mail Rectory Copies of the Five (5) Documents.

    REQUIRED CLEARANCES – NOW REQUIRED EVERY THREE YEARS

    If you have lived in PA for ten (10) continuous years:

    1. PA State Police Clearance. https://epatch.state.pa.us
    2. PA State Child Abuse History Clearance. www.compass.state.pa.us
    3. Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers. Click here

    OR

    If you have lived in PA less than 10 years:

    1. PA State Police Clearance. https://epatch.state.pa.us
    2. PA State Child Abuse History Clearance. www.compass.state.pa.us
    3. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance.

    To register with the Department of Human Services:
    www.cogentid.com ; then you have to schedule an appointment. The Bucks County Intermediate Unit is the closest. www.bucksiu.org

    First Time Applicants – ONCE AND DONE

    1. Safe Environment Part I: Protecting God's Children – Virtus In Person Training; Dates and locations, and to register www.virtus.org
    2. Safe Environment Part II: Protecting God's Children – Mandated Reporter. Online training (45 minutes) – www.childyouthprotection.org ; click on the “Training Institute” on the top ribbon;
    If you have never registered before, you will need to follow the prompts to register. After registering, follow the prompts to complete the Training. You will be awarded a certificate – email that to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can deliver to the Rectory Office.

    Please note: If you have taken the Safe Environment Part 1: Protecting God’s Children Previously while in service elsewhere please refer to the instructions under “Applicants Renewing or Updating” on our website.

    E-Mail/Mail copies of your clearances and training certificates to:

    Nicole Breeze – Safe Environment – 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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