Virtus

Parent volunteers are highly encouraged and very much needed. Since we have many events coming up, we want to make sure that you are Virtus trained. To volunteer at OLMCA and to attend field trips, parents must complete a free VIRTUS training and a volunteer orientation. In accordance with Diocesan policy, no parent will be allowed to volunteer for events or attend a field trip without VIRTUS training

We try to protect our children from harm. One of the greatest harms that can befall a child is a betrayal from adults who are supposed to watch over them. All adults working with students in our school are required to attend one VIRTUS workshop. This includes lunch duty and chaperoning trips! This workshop will inform and help the adults to protect our children from sexual abuse. Every parent, guardian or anyone who cares about children would benefit from the information in this workshop.

You need to register online at: www.virtus.org

All classes are virtual! This is the best time to do it!

When you get to the website, click on “Registration” (on the left side of the homepage). Then, click on “Begin Registration Process”. Select “Brooklyn NY Diocese” on the drop down menu. Create a User ID and a password for yourself. Put in your personal info. Select our school (Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills) from the drop down menu. Check off your role (as many as apply). Answer the questions, then pick the session you will attend, and click “Complete Registration”.

If you have completed Virtus Training in the past, you do not have to do it again! If you have completed the training and have not sent a copy of your certificate to the office, please do so.

If you do not register online, you will not be credited for attending the session.

***You are not considered registered until you have confirmed your registration online.***

Please note:

  • This workshop is not for children. You may not bring them to the workshop.
  • You must be on time for the workshop and attend the entire session in order to receive credit for it.
  • If you are unable to attend the workshop here, you may register for one of the other workshops in our area by going to www.virtus.org.
  • This training is mandated by our diocese for all who work with children including lunch volunteers, chaperones, class mothers, etc. Please help us comply with the mandate.