STAND Training

Thank you for your willingness to serve as a volunteer at St. John the Evangelist School.  As you know, St. John School and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships.  With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and archdiocesan Catholic schools will be using Shield the Vulnerable, a new compliance management system that will allow all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy. 

  • As a new volunteer, please register at
  • Select: “Catholic Dioceses” and “Baltimore Archdiocese.” 
  • You will be asked to provide demographic information, including contact information. 
  • Create a login-ID and password.
  • Because you are working with children, please select, “volunteer with substantial contact.” 
  • Choose the site where you are a volunteer.  St. John School and St. John Parish are separate entities, so you should add the parish as another site where you will volunteer.
  • You will be asked to provide 3 references including contact information. 
  • Please indicate that you have not received a criminal history screening for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Next you will need to complete Protect the Children: STAND online training.  Because of our continuing commitment to our children and youth, the new policy requires that volunteers with substantial contact with minors , all employees, and all clergy renew this safe environment training (Protect the Children: STAND) every five years.  You will be required to take the training again when you are scheduled to be rescreened in five years. 

Once you have finished the training, you will be asked to read the newly revised Code of Conduct for Church Personnel in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth.  The original versions of these landmark documents were introduced over a decade ago.

Thank you for your service to our school and especially for your commitment to the children and youth.  Please contact Mary Beth Bressler, our screening coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
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