Please see the following requirements for volunteering at Blessed Sacrament School.

  1. Create a Virtus account using the following steps:
    • Go to
    • Click “First Time Registrant” from the list on the left of the screen
    • Click “Begin the Registration Process”
    • From the drop down menu, select “Washington, DC (Archdiocese)”
    • Follow the prompts to create an account and to register for a Virtus Safe Environment training
  2. Complete an FBI Background Check with an approved fingerprinting vendor
    • Email Allison Cogswell at or call 202.966.6682 ext. 4031 to obtain the required LiveScan preregistration form, authorization code, and a list of approved vendors
  3.  Complete a Volunteer Application
  4. Schedule an appointment with Allison Cogswell to provide the following documents:
    • Two valid forms of government issued ID (license, passport, SS card, birth certificate)
    • Completed Volunteer Application
    • Fingerprinting receipt
    • Signed Policy Acknowledgement Form (page 56 in the Safety and Protection handbook distributed at the Virtus training sessions)

Please contact Allison Cogswell at or call 202.966.6682 ext. 4031 with any questions regarding the Child Protection Policy or to determine the status of your compliance.