Required Training

Interested in volunteering here at Our Lady of the Lake? If so, please plan to attend a training class and go through a background check. Both are required of any adult who wishes to volunteer with students at Our Lady of the Lake School.

Safe Environment Requirements for Volunteers

The Archdiocese of Seattle has had a long commitment to the protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults. For more than 25 years, the Archdiocese has taken steps to assure the safety of those who serve in our parishes, schools and agencies. Sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment are abusive and harmful actions that have no place in the Church community or in society.

The Archdiocese of Seattle deeply cherishes the bond of sacred trust between its members. The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environment Program.

  • New volunteers: Please, visit to complete an online VIRTUS profile. You will be lead to a series of questions that will help determine what requirements you need to meet. Volunteers depending on what type of service they are volunteering for may be asked to complete a background check, read and sign the Safe Environment Policy and attend a Protecting God’s Children course, which may be in person or via Zoom, within 30 days of beginning service. Please note: Only volunteers with access to minors will be required to complete all three. 
  • Existing volunteers:  Are required to complete an online refresher course and update their background check every 3 years.