Volunteer Requirements

The instructions for obtaining PA State Police Criminal History Check, and PA Child Abuse History Clearance are outlined below. If you have any questions, or require more detailed instructions please contact the office (717) 653-5236, or you may visit this link: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_135249.pdf

All volunteers must obtain the following clearances: 

  1. Act 34 PA State Police Criminal Record Check (SP4-164A). Fee $0.00. Follow the link below: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp 

  2.  Act 151 PA Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113). Fee $0.00. Following the link below, you can either Login or Create an Individual Account. Then click on "New Record Check (Volunteers Only)": https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home 

  3. Either the Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification form OR an FBI check (fingerprint). If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years, you will be required to obtain an FBI Criminal Background Check. https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Background%20Checks/Arrest%20or%20Conviction%20form.pdf