VIRTUS training outlines appropriate behavior when dealing with children, and is for the protection of both the adult volunteer and children. If you volunteer with or around children at St. Anne Church, St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School or St. Anne Community Outreach, you MUST be VIRTUS trained and certified.
How To Register for VIRTUS Training Sessions
VIRTUS training sessions are currently offered via Zoom, and you must pre-register online. Click here to view online registration instructions. To register, visit www.virtus.org, click the "First Time Registrant" button on the left side of the webpage, and choose Savannah, GA (Diocese) from the pull-down menu. You'll be able to view and select upcoming VIRTUS training sessions.
Protecting Our Youth: Effective June 28, 2021, diocesan policy requires ALL employees and volunteers (age 18 and up) to be Safe Environment compliant. This means he/she must receive VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults training, undergo a background check, and read and acknowledge a Code of Conduct in advance of employment or volunteering in ministry. A five-year training refresher is required for all active volunteers/employees, and certain roles require monthly training bulletins. If you have any questions, please contact your parish/school Safe Environment Coordinator, or Joan Altmeyer, Director Safe Environment at 912-201-4074.