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Procedures for Volunteers

General All volunteers, ages 14 and over, must complete the Archdiocese of Baltimore Application for Volunteer Service, review a copy of A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth, and review the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Particular Covered Entities may have additional requirements for volunteers to
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Requirements for Volunteers

All volunteers in the Archdiocese of Baltimore must complete the following requirements on our compliance management system, Shield the Vulnerable, before volunteering: Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service (Shield) A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth (Shield) Code of Conduct for Church Personnel (Shield) All volunteers who have substantial contact with children
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Screening and Selection

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to healthy ministry and seeks to engage competent, qualified people. To protect children and youth, Church Personnel are screened for their fitness to work with Minors. The Responsible Administrator is accountable for the proper implementation and compliance with the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Child and Youth Protection Policies and Procedures
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Important Issues

Volunteer Service All volunteer members of the Parish Youth Ministry Planning Team as well as all regular volunteers in the youth ministry program should complete an Application for Volunteer Service. This includes but is not limited to; catechists, athletic coaches, scout leaders, drivers, and any adults attending an overnight event with young people. In short,
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Volunteer opportunities abound for senior citizens

WASHINGTON – Once people retire they soon realize that there is no shortage of volunteer possibilities.
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AmeriCorps’ recognizes Baltimore-based Notre Dame Mission Volunteers

WASHINGTON – The Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, an AmeriCorps program, has received a renewal of its grant for the 2011 fiscal year, but the federal funding cuts for volunteer-based programs make the financial future of Notre Dame-AmeriCorps program unclear.
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Catholic Charities Needs You!

With more than 80 programs serving more than 160,000 Marylanders each year, Catholic Charities relies on the generosity of more than 22,000 volunteers who serve thousands of hours every year to help us fulfill our mission of improving the lives of Marylanders in need. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, businesses
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STAND Training Information

Español / Spanish What is it and why is it important? STAND Training is mandatory training for all those wishing to work in ministry with youth and children. This process ensures the safety, protection, and care of minors and is an Archdiocesan requirement for anyone interacting with children in the Church, professionally or voluntarily. What
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Twin Cities lead nation in rate of volunteerism

WASHINGTON – Minneapolis-St. Paul led the nation in a new federal study that ranked volunteer rates among the populations of the nation’s major metropolitan areas.
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Ignatian volunteers find community in serving the poor

“Every day at the Franciscan Center is an uplifting experience. I come away feeling closer to God." - Mark Wong
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Volunteers answer Our Daily Bread’s call

About 700 to 800 people file into Our Daily Employment Center in Baltimore City for its hot meal program that serves between 150 and 200 casseroles a day. In some years, the center gives out more than 250,000 feasts that include vegetables and other dietary necessities to the hungry. A stable of 30-40 volunteers help...
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