Volunteering and Protecting our Youth

Per the Office of Child & Youth Protection and Victim Assistance, any volunteer that works with students in the classroom/school must be in compliance with the diocesan requirements. These are as follows and need renewal every 5 years

  • Selection.com/Fastrax Background Check - a social security number search completed through the VIRTUS platform. A $25 fee paid by credit card. There may be additional charges if you have lived outside of Ohio in the last 5 years.

  • Expectation Form – acknowledged electronically through the VIRTUS platform

  • Protecting Youth Course – Protecting God’s Children through the VIRTUS platform or attend a live workshop

If you are employed by the Diocese of Toledo in any of its entities (e.g. Parish, School or other institution) you are required to be compliant within the bounds of your employment. Please check with your entity’s Local Compliance Officer (Sheryl Huffman).

If you have previously completed a Protecting Youth course or a background check, you may already have an account in VIRTUS. If you think you may have an account, check with Jacqueline R. Maume, Safe Environment Compliance Coordinator, at the Pastoral Center before you set up an account.

If you do not have a VIRTUS account, you will need to set one up. Click on the appropriate link below

English: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_2.cfm?theme=0&org=37396

Spanish: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/sp_reg_1.cfm?theme=0%20

These links will lead you through the process of acknowledging the Expectation Form, completing the background check and completing the protecting youth module, Protecting God’s Children. 

Click here to review the Diocese of Toledo Policy for the Protection of Minors and Young People