Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at Archbishop Spalding High School.  As you know, Archbishop Spalding and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships.  With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and archdiocesan Catholic schools use VIRTUS, a training and compliance management system utilized by more than 90 dioceses across the country.  VIRTUS has worked with the Archdiocese of Baltimore Office of Child & Youth Protection to customize training tailored to our policies and to Maryland law. 
Returning Volunteers
As of November 1, 2017, Shield the Vulnerable is no longer in use.  Volunteers, who created an account on Shield the Vulnerable between September 1, 2014 and October 31, 2017, are NOT required to register a new account on VIRTUS – your existing record will transfer to VIRTUS.  No action is required by you at this time.
New Volunteers
New Volunteers must register an account on VIRTUS, consent to a background check, complete Protecting God’s Children 3.2 training, and submit three (3) completed Electronic Volunteer Reference Check Forms
The reference check form is intended to be completed electronically by entering the appropriate information in each field.  Please provide the reference check form to each of your three (3) references – references must be at least 18 years of age.  Family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. may serve as a reference contact.  Please submit completed forms to Kristin Kerley at  Or, completed forms may be mailed to:
Archbishop Spalding High School
Attn: Kristin Kerley
8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144