Volunteer Background Check Information

Safe Environment: Background Screening

Time is one of the most precious gifts we have. How we spend our time is one of the most important indications of what is important in our lives, and we thank you for your dedication and service.

The Diocese of San Jose is committed to fostering healthy ministerial relationships through accountability, awareness, education, and background screening of individuals who serve our Catholic community and thank you for your support in maintaining a safe environment for all of God’s children.

The Diocese of San Jose employs three (3) types of criminal background screenings:

  1. Live Scan Fingerprinting (ORI Code A3251) involves taking electronic images of an individual’s fingerprints and submitting them to both the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to obtain records of criminal activity, including subsequent arrest information.
  2. Professional Background Check (Online Volunteer Screening) is conducted by an outside firm specializing in this type of investigation.
  3. Manual Review of Megan’s List, an online database of sexual offenders, is conducted annually by each parish and school for all volunteers not requiring formal screening.

The Online Volunteer Screening option does not fulfill the diocesan Live Scan background requirements. Before submitting your Online Volunteer Screening, please review your service role requirements with the Volunteer Coordinator at the location you wish to serve.

Once you have reviewed your volunteer service with your parish/school Volunteer Coordinator, and confirmed that you are eligible to submit an Online Volunteer Screening, please complete this step by selecting your parish or school below and providing the requested information. You will need an email address to complete the process. Social Security Numbers (SSN) are not mandatory to complete this process. If you are not using a SSN, please use your Driver License or Identification Card Number.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This website is not for volunteers who require LIVE SCAN background clearance. Please contact your parish or schools Volunteer Coordinator for additional information.

For any questions, please contact: Anthony D. Gonzalez, Director OPCVA
Tel: (408) 983-0100 | Email: Protection@dsj.org

Select Your Parish

100. Chancery 226. St. Leo the Great Parish
161. Gate of Heaven Cemetery  227. St. Maria Goretti Parish
 162. Calvary Cemetery  228. St. Martin of Tours Parish
 201. St. Frances Cabrini Parish  229. Most Holy Trinity Parish
 202. St. Lucy Parish  230. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
 203. St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish  231. Our Lady of La Vang Parish
 204. St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish  232. Queen of Apostles Parish
 205. St. Mary (Gilroy) Parish  233. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
 206. St. Nicholas Parish  234. Santa Teresa Parish
 207. St. Simon Parish  235. Church of the Transfiguration Parish
 208. St. William Parish  236. St. Victor Parish
209. St. Mary (Los Gatos) Parish  237. St. Clare Parish
210. St. Elizabeth Parish  238. Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
211. St. John the Baptist Parish  239. St. Justin Parish
212. St. Catherine Parish  240. St. Lawrence Parish
213. St. Athanasius Parish  241. Our Lady of Peace Parish
214. St. Joseph Parish  242. Sacred Heart Parish
215. St. Thomas Aquinas Parish  243. Church of the Ascension Parish
216. Catholic Community at Stanford  244. St. Cyprian Parish
217. St. Christopher Parish  245. St. Martin Parish
218. Five Wounds Parish  246. Resurrection Parish
219. Holy Cross Parish  247. St. Brother Albert Polish Mission
220. Holy Family Parish  248. St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
221. Holy Spirit Parish  249. San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission
222. St. Anthony Parish  250. St. Francis of Assisi Parish
223. St. John Vianney Parish  251. Christ the King Parish
224. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph  252. Holy Korean Martyrs Parish
225. St. Julie Billiart Parish  254. Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Select Your Child’s School


301. St. Frances Cabrini School 321. Holy Spirit School
 302. St. Lucy School  323. St. John Vianney School
 304. St. Joseph of Cupertino School  326. St. Leo School
 305. St. Mary (Gilroy) School  328. St. Martin of Tours School
 306. St. Nicholas School  329. Most Holy Trinity School
 307. St. Simon School  331. St. Patrick School
 309. St. Mary (Los Gatos) School  332. Queen of Apostles School
 311. St. John the Baptist School  336. St. Victor School
 312. St. Catherine School  337. St. Clare School
 314. St. Joseph School  339. St. Justin School
 315. St. Elizabeth Seton School  340. St. Lawrence School
 317. St. Christopher School  342. Sacred Heart School
 320. Holy Family School  344. St. Cyprian School
401. Archbishop Mitty High School 346. Resurrection School