2018 Village House Volunteers

We are pleased to report St. Frances Cabrini will participate in the Village House program in 2018. We will welcome our guests March 7 through April 4, 2018.

 

Village House FAQ

As a number of questions have arisen regarding the new policies and procedures mandated by the Diocese of San Jose and Village House SCCCA, please take a moment to review the following FAQs:

1. I’ve been fingerprinted already by the School or Parish Office. Do I need to be fingerprinted again?

No, your fingerprints don’t need to be renewed.

2. I’ve completed the Shield the Vulnerable certification recently, do I need to complete the Virtus Online certification?

As of November 1, 2017 the DSJ changed from Shield the Vulnerable to Virtus Online. Both of these courses are valid for three (3) years. Anyone from the parish or school who has a valid Shield the Vulnerable certificate recorded with the Parish office (Sue Butler) or the School (Nikki Dickey) is good to participate along with cleared fingerprints.

3. My Shield the Vulnerable certification expires prior to March 31, 2018. Do I need to be recertified via VirtusOnline?

Yes. Please complete the Virtus Online Certification prior to the start of our SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House program and submit your Certificate of Completion to Sue Butler if you are a parish volunteer or Nikki Dickey if you are a school volunteer. Volunteers who are school parents and parishioners will have their clearances are recorded on the school side. Volunteers for the School and the Parish should provide their certificate to Nikki Dickey. Go to http:// virtusonline.org/ to get started.

4. Once positions are posted on SignUp.com for the upcoming program, can I SignUp even though I have not completed the coursework or been fingerprinted?

Our preference is that you at least be underway towards completing both fingerprinting and certification before registering for a task online. Volunteers will be cross referenced to fingerprinting and certification records in the Parish and School offices prior to the start of the SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House program and those who have not fulfilled both prerequisites will be advised they must complete the process before they may participate.

5. Where and when can I be fingerprinted at SFC?

Among the new policies for SFC Village House Volunteers is a requirement to be finger printed. No additional sessions will be held at SFC however SFC has arranged for finger printing to be conducted through February 21 with The Verify Group in Campbell, CA. The process takes less than two minutes and you can schedule a time convenient for or walk in. All SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House volunteers must be finger printed in order to participate in the program.

In order to expedite the process, please complete/bring with you the Live Scan Service Form available at http://bit.ly/2lDaqqh.

Please note volunteers will need to send their file sent to either the School if you are a School Parent or the Parish Office. If you were not able to be finger printed during one of the two sessions held on campus please visit Verify Group, Inc at 262 East Hamilton Avenue Suite A Campbell, CA 95008. Contact Susan Dias to arrange your SFC Helping Others Village House Finger Printing. (www.verifygroup.com; susan@verifygroup.com; 408 761 2156). Walk-ins are accepted or you can schedule a time.

6. Do I have to attend SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House Training in addition to completing the above?

All SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House Training volunteers are required to attend one of the four training sessions AND ARE ALSO REQUIRED to complete Virtus Certification Training if they do not have a current/valid Shield the Vulnerable Certificate.

Only one session remains for the SFC training. Please register at the link below.

SFC Helping Others Village House 2018 Training include:
March 1 at 7:00 PM: http://signup.com/go/jMEqTtG

If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Bob Citelli (robertcitelli@gmail.com) and he can sign you up manually.

Thank you for your attention to these new details and your cooperation in making the SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House program a success. We welcome you to contact Robert Citelli at robertcitelli@gmail.com should you need further information.