Safe Church Training Information & Volunteer Application Forms

Many in our community must complete mandatory child sexual abuse prevention training and/or sexual harassment training before working in their ministry areas. This includes all employees, staff-level volunteers, Lay Eucharistic Visitors, Vestry members, and anyone who has contact with or works in proximity to children, youth, or vulnerable adults.  [For a complete list of who must take the training, read the “child abuse prevention guidelines” linked below.]

See a full list of trainings all over Western Washington (with RSVP instructions) on the Diocese of Olympia’s calendar page at

Questions, or wondering if this applies to you? Email or speak with your ministry team leader.

Required Application Forms For Volunteer Ministry

Below, you will find links to copies of forms required to be completed by all unpaid ministers working in these areas. (Employees have different forms to complete, please write to for these.) These forms may also be viewed and downloaded from the diocesan website here.

Safeguarding Gods People Letter August 2013

Child Abuse Prevention Guidelines

Authorization to Release Information (Background Check permission form)

Volunteer Position Application

Diocesan Licensing for Eucharistic Visitors and Others

Note that other licensing forms may be required for certain ministry done by laypeople in our diocese, particularly Preachers, Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors, and Worship Leaders. Those forms may be viewed and downloaded here: