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. 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 with a reliable phone number. Please put references that are easily to contact, preferably local people. Our experience is that people from out of town is hard to contact sometimes and this makes the application process to be delayed or stopped. Please do not put Priests as references as they are hard to contact or don’t have the time to answer questions. 
  • Once you submit the application online, the diocese will email you the form “Permission to Obtain Information”. You need to sign this form electronically. Once this form is email to you, you will only have 7-days to sign it. If not signed within this period, the form will expire, and your application will not proceed. It is very important that you check your email constantly to make sure this doesn’t happen.

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