To Volunteer At St. Ignatius

Shield the Vulnerable

We thank you for your interest in volunteering here at the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Community.  We are always looking for new members to become involved in the life of the parish and building relationships.   We have needs in all areas of ministry; liturgy, music, faith formation, American Heritage Girls, Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary are just a few ways to get involved.  If you would like to inquire about our  various ministries here in our parish, please contact Fr. Mike at 301-695-8845 x 206 or

The next step to volunteering is completing the Shield the Vulnerable process.  Saint Ignatius of Loyola, through the leadership of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has made revisions to the Child and Youth Protection Policy which guides employees and volunteers in creating a safe environment for all members of our parish community, especially our children and youth.  The Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth and the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel have been revised based on feedback from parishes and schools, as well as from the collective experience of those implementing these policies.  These revisions seek to clarify adult-child boundaries, incorporate policies that address ever changing electronic communications, and provide a streamlined system to be used across the Archdiocese to eliminate duplication of efforts between parishes and schools. All employees, adult volunteers (18 and over), and youth volunteers (14-17), are required to adhere to this policy, whether or not they have substantial contact with children.  

If you would like more information about the Shield the Vulnerable Screening process, please contact Diane Hess, Shield the Vulnerable Coordinator at 301-695-8845 x 212 or at


For information and access to enroll as a parish volunteer, please click here Shield Requirements for All Volunteers