Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven
and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
— The Book of Common Prayer, page 817

We love volunteers! With more than 48 ministries and small groups at St. Aidan’s, volunteers are a crucial part of our church fabric. The Episcopal Church values volunteer commitment and keeping volunteers and those they serve safe. All volunteers at St. Aidan’s are required to submit a volunteer application form, pass a background check, and complete Safeguarding God’s Children and/or Safeguarding God’s People training.

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Volunteer Requirements

Application • Background check • training

Regardless of the ministry or program you’d like to participate in at St. Aidan’s, you are required to submit a simple volunteer application form. You can download the form below. We run thorough background checks on all volunteers, staff, and clergy. Once a background check returns clear, volunteers are required to participate in training.

 
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Safeguarding God’s Children

Required once every 3 years

Safeguarding God's Children is an in-depth educational and training program for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse in everyday life and in ministry.

This program was created by the Church Pension Group in association with Praesidium, Inc. in response to General Convention Resolution B008, Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse, which mandates training in sexual abuse prevention.

 
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Safeguarding God’s People

Required once every 5 years

Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith is an in-depth educational and training program for preventing sexual exploitation of church workers in everyday life and ministry.

While the Episcopal Church has done much work and education of clergy about sexual exploitation in pastoral relationships over the past decade, we now know more about the behaviors involved and the reasons they occur. Those findings have been incorporated into Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith. This program is designed to include not only clergy, but adults in the congregation who might become victims of sexual exploitation and who can, with increased awareness, help prevent sexual exploitation in their congregation.

This program was crated by the Church Pension Group in association with Praesidium, Inc., in response to General Convention Resolution A156 which calls for dioceses to develop and institute policies for training.