Volunteer Screening Process



The Diocese of Tucson under the leadership of Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger is committed to protecting our community against all forms of abuse and responding appropriately. The mission of the Diocese of Tucson “Safe Environment Program” is to ensure the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes and other programs. We pursue this mission the following ways:

  • By thoroughly screening and supervising all members of the clergy (priest and deacons), as well as all employees and volunteers who work with children and young people and the vulnerable as part of their ministry.
  • By providing appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child/adult abuse to appropriate civil and Church authorities.
  • By holding all members of the clergy, employees and volunteers who work with children, young people and the vulnerable to Christ-centered and professional codes of conduct.
  • By following Arizona Mandatory Reporting laws.


New applicants must first submit a completed fingerprint card. Cards may be obtained in the Parish Office or School Offices. Once the fingerprint card is submitted to Mrs. Evelia Villegas, our Compliance Officer, you will continue the process below.

Go to www.diocesetucson.org

– Click on All Departments

– Select Human Resources

– Click on Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

– For Parish Volunteer; Scroll down to Parish Volunteer Opportunities

  • Scroll down to St. Francis of Assisi Parish – Yuma, AZ and click on Volunteer

– For School Volunteer; Scroll down to School Volunteer Opportunities

  • Scroll down to St. Francis of Assisi Parish – Yuma, AZ and click on Volunteer

– Click on Apply for This Position

– Please read the instructions on the screen and start the process by clicking Continue

After you have entered all required information, click “Submit” and the screening process will begin. Once a fingerprint card and the online portion has been completed by you, it will take several weeks before a clearance is issued. Please attempt to complete the required steps at your earliest convenience to not delay the process.

It’s very important that you include the following on the application, otherwise the application will not be processed.

  • Reliable telephone number so we can contact you when necessary.
  • Email – You must provide an email that is not shared with anyone else. If you don’t have one, you need to create one.
  • References: Please put 3-References with reliable telephone numbers. Make sure to contact your references and tell them to call Mrs. Evelia Villegas at (928)782-1875 to give a reference for you. This is very important, otherwise the process for clearance will be delayed.
  • Please do not put Priests as references because their responses can be delayed, therefore delaying your application process.
  • Once you submit the application online, you will receive an email from Sterling Talent Solutions asking you to electronically sign the form “Permission to Obtain Information.” Once you receive the email from Sterling Talent Solutions, you will only have 7-days to electronically sign the Permission to Obtain Information. If you fail to sign the form within the 7-day period, the form will expire, and your application will not proceed. It is very important that you check your email at least once a day to make sure this doesn’t happen, otherwise a clearance will not be issued.

Before a clearance will be issued, you need to comply with the Safe Environment Training.  If you don’t comply with this training, you will NOT be cleared, and you will NOT be allowed to volunteer in any parish or school activity. To comply with Safe Environment Training, please follow the instructions.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Evelia Villegas, Compliance Officer at the Parish Office (928) 782-1875.