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

  • 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. See FAQ (link below) for step-by-step registration instructions.
  • Cost:  $22.60
  • Phone: 1-844-321-2101
  • Online: To register and schedule an appointment go to https://uenroll.identogo.com/, registration Service Code 1KG6Y3. Then take your registration form to the fingerprinting location you selected during registration.

    • 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:
You will always be volunteering directly under the supervision and direction of a school administrator, a teacher or other member of the school staff.
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: If required by the PA Department of Health, a TB test must be provided. The test must be valid within 12 months.

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

Questions are also accepted by emailing: