Called to Protect

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE MET YOUR VOLUNTEER/WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR.

To volunteer or work in St. Clare’s church, school, or preschool communities throughout the year, you must have completed ALL of the following Archdiocesan requirements. Contact Gwen Vroman with questions or concerns at gvroman@stclarepdx.org.

  • Valid Archdiocesan Background Check, every 3 years
  • CASE Training, one time requirement
  • Standards of Conduct Archdiocese, one time requirement
  • It Happened to Me, online annual update

Archdiocese of Portland — Volunteer Background Check Form

To volunteer in any capacity at St. Clare school, every volunteer must have completed the Archdiocesan background check process. Background check processing costs $15 per application. Please email Gwen Vroman to request the background check form as it is an online process.

Creating A Safe Environment (CASE)

The Archdiocese of Portland requires all St. Clare clergy, employees, and volunteers to attend an in-person CASE training course. You will receive a certificate of participation, which you will need to email to Gwen Vroman. Click here to see a list of all the training opportunities offered in the Portland area.

Academy Online Updates

Each year the Archdiocese of Portland requires all clergy, employees and volunteers to complete a Called to Protect training update if they have already completed CASE. This year’s required update: It Happened to Me. Follow the instructions below to complete the course.

  1. Click here to access the Academy training site.
  2. Login with your email and password.
  3. Complete the It Happened to Me module in the Featured Content section.
  4. Complete the Duty to Report module.
  5. Email Gwen Vroman that you have completed the course and include a picture of your vaccination card.