Thank you for your willingness to share your time and talent with the children and youth at St. Louis. Clearance FOR ADULTS age 18 and over is an on-line process. The procedure is called “VIRTUS” and replaces “SHIELD” Please click here to view directions for completing the process. Remember to select “Volunteers with Substantial Contact with Children” when asked. For the letter announcing VIRTUS please click here. Before completing the online training, all participants must first register with VIRTUS Online. To register, click here.