Volunteer in Our Schools


  As per the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law, all volunteers need to submit valid (dated within 60 months) clearances. The volunteer is responsible to purchase and submit clearances to the School Secretary prior to the expiration date (60 months). Failure to do so will result in you not being able to volunteer, in any capacity, at any school or activity.
  This is a statewide mandate which affects all school districts and businesses working within a district. We recommend you apply several weeks/months in advance of obtaining new clearances. Please click here to see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information and to determine which clearances you need.

1. Child Abuse Clearance
    • Cost: Free for volunteers
    • Phone: 717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422
    • Online: Instant report online by clicking here
    • Mail: Print the form by clicking here and mail it to the address on the form. This may take several weeks to process and receive the clearance in the mail.

2. PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearance
    • Cost: Free for volunteers
    • Phone: 1-888-783-7972
    • OnlineInstant report online by clicking here

3. FBI Fingerprint Clearance OR Volunteer Residency Affidavit
    • FBI Fingerprint Clearance: You must obtain this if you will be responsible for the child’s welfare, having direct volunteer contact with children, be unaccompanied with students or chaperone a field trip.
          • Cost: $24.25
          • Phone: 1-888-439-2486
          • Online: Click here to and then select "register online" and pay with a credit card. then take your registration number to any fingerprinting facility such as those listed below. Additional locations can be found by clicking the cogent link and selecting Fingerprint Locations: 
The UPS Store #3059          UPS Store #0730 Goin Postal
645 East Pittsburgh Street 322 Mall Boulevard 324 Countryside Plaza
Greensburg, PA 15601 Monroeville, PA 15146 Mt Pleasant, PA 15666
Mon – Fri 12 pm - 4 pm Mon - Fri 12 pm – 6 pm Mon – Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
6 - 7 pm Sat 10 am to 2 pm

    • Volunteer Residency Affidavit: Click here to print. This can be submitted as an alternative to submitting the FBI Clearance if you meet the following two criteria:
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You will always be volunteering directly under the supervision and direction of a school administrator, a teacher or other member of the school staff.
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You have never been convicted of a disqualifying crime in Pennsylvania, or the corresponding offenses under the laws of any other jurisdiction and that they have lived in the state of PA for 10 years or more.

4. PDE 6004 Form: Click here to print.

5. Volunteer Application: Click here to print.

6. Tuberculosis (TB) Test: When required by the PA Department of Health, a TB test must be provided. The test must be valid within 12 monhts.

Click here to access the volunteer school board policy.

When you have received all necessary clearances/forms, please bring documents to the School Secretary. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact your School Secretary.

Frequently Asked Questions