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 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.

There are no volunteer orientation dates at this time. If you need to fill out the packet or get your photo taken for an ID badge, contact the parish office at (805)967-5641 or email kmccue@straphaelsb.org to make an appointment with Kylie McCue. 

For more volunteer information, click here



All volunteers MUST be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese. The parish is hosting one date for fingerprinting at this time. 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 is taking place in the St. Raphael Parish Hall on March 12, 2020

For fingerprinting dates within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, click here


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 school is hosting an inital Virtus class on February 9th at 9:00am. Call School to register: 805-967-2115 

Saint Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara) is holding an initial Virtus training on February 4th at 6:00pm. Call (805)682-4151 to sign up.

For a list of Virtus trainings with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, click here

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 is hosting a Virtus recertification on February 27th, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Call the parish office by February 13th to sign up.

For a list of Virtus trainings with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, click here

*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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