Our Lady of Mercy Academy

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Protecting God's Children

Parent Volunteers are critical to the success of Our Lady of Mercy Academy.  
All volunteers and employees who are 18 years and older who volunteer or work in the presences of children  must comply with the  Archdiocese of Newark’s Safe Environment Policy.

Safe Environment Policy requirements are:

1) Attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop (recertification of PGC is required every 5 yrs)

2) Complete a Volunteer Application and Archdiocesan Code of Conduct

3)  Complete Background Check  (online through Verified Volunteers link which will be sent to your designated email address)


Protecting God’s Children Workshops

IF YOU ARE NEW VOLUNTEER Please register for a workshop online at VIRTUS ONLINE.

IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN THE PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP:  Recertification is required every 3yrs. Contact the Christine Bachrach in the school office at cbachrach@olmacademy.org if you need assistance registering for another workshop. You may attend PGC again or you may choose the new recertification class, Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification Training.