Please read the letter about becoming a volunteer, you can then use the links below for information on the Virtus Protecting God’s Children Program.

This program is required to be completed by all school volunteers.

Protecting God’s Children Program

The Archdiocese of Newark requires that all of our volunteers be Protecting God’s Children (PGC) certified, which includes attending a PGC Workshop, having an application on file, passing a criminal background check, and signing the 2012 Archdiocese Code of Conduct.

All required documentation must be on file in order to volunteer with children. This includes, and is not limited to all class parents, lunch volunteers, chaperones on class trips (whether on the bus or driving on your own), field day volunteers and children’s choir parent volunteers. This program helps keep our kids and our volunteers safe.

The initial certification now lasts 5 years. After those 5 years are up, volunteers must either attend another live workshop to become recertified for an additional 5 years, or volunteers may recertify online and read monthly articles to remain certified annually. Volunteers will be contacted by the PGC Program Coordinator prior to their recertification required date.

Background checks are required to be redone every 5 years. All volunteers will be contacted via email to have background checks redone or to follow up on recertification.

If you are interested in volunteering, please go to the Corpus Christi website ( and click on the Protecting God’s Children menu.

There you will find information on how to become certified and how to recertify, as well as the required documentation. If you have any questions on this program, please email PGC@corpuschristischool.netThank you for your support in this great initiative to help keep our children protected!!