Volunteers – Shield the Vulnerable/ STAND

Sheila (Lamb) Bateman is the Volunteer Coordinator for St. Mark. All potential and current parish volunteers should contact Sheila in the parish offices by calling 410-879-1706 ext. 110 or by email for more information on the requirements for all parish volunteers.

Shield the Vulnerable (formerly called STAND for the Protection of Children and Youth) is training which is mandatory for all those wishing to work in ministry with children and youth. 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.

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
A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth
Code of Conduct for Church Personnel

All volunteers who have substantial contact with children at a parish or school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore must complete the following requirements on our compliance management system, Shield The Vulnerable, before volunteering:
Volunteers (Adult)
Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service
Three (3) references provided, checked, and documented
References for service and/or employment with any previous archdiocesan parish, school, or institution checked and documented
Criminal History Screening
A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth
Code of Conduct for Church Personnel
Training regarding child abuse and the protection of children (Protect Children: STAND)

Minor Volunteers (14 – 17 years of age)
Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service (Español) signed by parent or guardian and youth volunteer completed and reviewed
Volunteer reviews the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel
Volunteer reviews the Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth
Three (3) references provided, checked, and documented
Training regarding child abuse and the protection of children by viewing the Worthy of the Call video thru the parish or school
Verification of training