Volunteer Certification

To volunteer in any capacity at St. Luke’s School you must first pass a Background Check and complete Safe Environment Training. This certification is good for three years. The process is NOT as intimidating or as time consuming as it may sound.


Background Check Information (BCI)

Before you can be considered for any volunteer opportunity at the school you must first pass a Background Check (BCI). This process is managed by the Attorney General of Rhode Island.


To apply you will need to complete an application and provide a current driver’s license. The application form will need to be notarized (we have notaries on the premises).


If you are from Massachusetts, you will also need to complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form along with a disclaimer form.


All these forms are available in the office.


The application process usually takes only a couple of weeks.


Safe Environment Training

Once you have submitted your BCI application you can begin to review the Safe Environment Training materials.


All volunteers who have regular contact with children receive essential information pertaining to the awareness, prevention, and reporting of child abuse as part of their certification process. This initial educational requirement and BCI check last for three years.


Please review the PowerPoint and video and then sign off on the fact that you have completed both with our school Secretary, Marybeth Sullivan

PowerPoint link: https://dioceseofprovidence.org/documents/2016/2/safe%20environment%20training%202016.pdf