Safe Environment


 July 1 marked the beginning of a new year in terms of Safe Environment compliance. All volunteers who work with the youth, vulnerable adults or who handle money need to be compliant before volunteering. Here are the necessary forms. To find out what forms apply to you, please contact Chelsea Bjorkman in the parish office (253) 838-5924 Ext. 309



New Volunteers - If you are brand new to volunteering in the Seattle Archdiocese, please log on to to create a volunteer profile for yourself. You will be asked to answer some questions about your role as a volunteer. Based on your answers, you may be asked to complete a background check. You are also required to complete the Protecting God's Children class before you can volunteer. You will be able to register for one of the classes online.


Please also complete the Volunteer Agreement Form and the Safe Environment Policy form and turn into the parish office.



Returning Volunteers - If you have volunteered at St. Theresa Parish in the past, please contact Marcia Ducusin in the parish office (253) 838-5924 to find out what specific requirements you need to complete before you are compliant and ready to volunteer. All requirements must be met before volunteering. You can download the forms here and return to the parish office.


Volunteer Worker Agreement Form - A new form must be completed by all volunteers every year.


Background Check - Every volunteer is required to complete a background check every three years.


Online Renewal Class - This class is required once every three years when the background check is due.

Safe Environment Requirements Form - This only needs to be filled out once. This is your acknowledgement of the safe environment policies and requirements.


Volunteer Driver Form - This form is required for all volunteers who will be driving children or youth as part of parish events. The completed form must be submitted with a copy of your driver's license and current insurance card. It must be completed for each event for which you will be driving.


Policy Acknowledge Form - This form acknowledges that you have received and reviewed the Seattle Archdiocese's Policies on Prevention of Abuse and Harassment. These policies can be read online at



Parent Permission Form for Minor Volunteers - All minors who are volunteering need to have a parental permission on file before volunteering. This needs to be completed every year.






Questions? Contact Chelsea Bjorkman at the parish office: (253) 838-5924 Ext 309 or


Archdiocese of Seattle Safe Environment Program