Volunteer Information

All those who volunteer in and on behalf of the parish need to complete a Volunteer Orientation, which consists of the following:

  1. Complete and sign appropriate forms
  2. Have photo taken & on record. Receive Photo ID badge to be worn at all times while ministering and volunteering on or off campus.
  3. Complete fingerprinting process through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  4. Complete & stay current with Virtus Training
  5. Maintain volunteer profile by updating forms and personal data as necessary and staying current with trainings, etc. 

For information regarding the volunteer database, click here


Volunteer “Drop In” Orientation

The parish is offering two dates in which you can come to a “Volunteer Orientation” to have your photo taken, receive a photo ID to be worn while on campus or ministering as a parish volunteer, fill out the appropriate forms, and receive necessary information for fingerprinting, virtus training, and maintaining your volunteer profile at the parish. 

No appointment is necessary. Drop in anytime between the listed hours in the parish hall. It will take 15 minutes at most. To expedite the process, print the forms online or pick up in the parish office and have them already completed upon arrival. Click here for the packet in English. Click here for the packet in Spanish.

The two dates for the volunteer orientations are January 10th and February 8th, 2019 from 12:00pm- 7:00pm.

For more volunteer information, click here



All volunteers MUST be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese. The parish is hosting two dates for fingerprinting, call the parish office at (805)967-5641 to make an appointment. There is no cost for fingerprinting, but volunteers must bring a valid photo ID to be fingerprinted. 

Fingerprinting will take place on January 10th and February 8th, 2019 in the Parish Hall at Saint Raphael Church.


Virtus Training:

Initial Training:

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles mandates all staff, whether paid or volunteer, and all adult volunteers (18 yrs.+) who work in any capacity with or around children, the elderly, or people with special needs are required to complete the initial three-hour VIRTUS® Protecting God's Children for Adults program.

Saint Raphael's is hosting an initial Virtus training on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please call the Parish Office at (805)967-5641 to RSVP by Thursday, February 28th.

Virtus Re-Certification:

All clergy, staff and volunteers who previously participated in the VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children are required to be VIRTUS® re-certified every four years- Keeping the Promise Alive. Recertification must take place on/or before the expiration date on the participant’s last certificate.

Saint Raphael's is hosting a Virtus Re-Certication training on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please call the Parish Office at (805)967-5641 to RSVP by Thursday, February 28th.

*Participants need to keep the original VIRTUS® Certificate(s). This is proof of training. Please give a copy of the certificate(s) to the parish or school office where you work or volunteer as proof of certification.

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