Volunteer Opportunities

We are grateful for all of the volunteers who assist the many school programs at SPC. To volunteer in any capacity, such as coaching, lunch parent, room parent, field trip chaperone, fun fair, or Olympics, to name a few, you must be a registered and approved volunteer. Coaches, room moms, and all other volunteer positions will not be assigned unless they are in full compliance. Per the Archdiocese of Chicago and the State of Illinois requirements, mandatory items must be completed before we can have anyone work with children. 

Please review the following requirements to ensure compliance in each area. If you have taken Virtus Training in the past, this does not mean you are currently compliant. Please reach out to Mrs. Miulli before volunteering for any school-related activity. 

STEP 1: VIRTUS TRAINING www.virtusonline.org

On this site, you must complete all the necessary training to be in school and around children. No one will be assigned a job (room parent, coach, recess helper, board member, etc.) until all compliance requirements have been met. To complete this first requirement:

  1. Access the link and create a Virtus account by scrolling to First Time Registrant.
  2. Choose Chicago, IL (Archdiocese) for the organization and your primary location as St. Paul of the Cross School. 
  3. After creating your account, click the link to Register and complete the online Virtus training.

Required annually, all faculty, staff, and volunteers must complete this form and return it, signed, to the school front office. (Please do not send it to DCFS.)

STEP 3: Complete the Criminal Background Check in Virtus 
Complete the Criminal Background Check that is prompted in Virtus. Background Checks will be rechecked automatically every three years through Virtus.

STEP 4: MRT- Mandated Reporter Training https://mr.dcfstraining.org
MRT is state-mandated for all faculty, staff, and volunteers who must complete an online course that takes about 25 minutes: http://.mr.dcfstraining.org. Once completed, please send a copy of your training completion form to Mrs. Miulli in the UGC Office, and she will record it in your Virtus account. *This is recertified every three years along with the CANTS 22 Acknowledgement Form (Step 5.)

STEP 5: CANTS 22- Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status
The CANTS 22
( Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status form) is in the MRT online training. It must be signed, accompanied by the MRT certificate, and returned to the school office.  

STEP 6: KPA- Keeping the Promise Alive Continuing Training

KPA is a three-year recertification program and will be prompted through your Virtus account for volunteers who have taken Virtus training in previous years. 

Thank you so much for volunteering at St. Paul of the Cross School. We appreciate all our volunteers. If you have questions or need assistance/clarification, please call Mrs. Miulli at (847) 825-6366 X 3602 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..