Prospective volunteers, (age 18 or older) who will have a commitment of more than 90 days, and will be responsible for the child’s welfare or has routine interaction with children defined as regular and repeated contact that is integral to a person’s volunteer responsibilities, will be required to have a FBI clearance as well as the Acts 33 & 34 dated within the previous 60 months. Volunteers for a one-day only commitment are required to sign the Arrest/Conviction Report and will not be permitted to volunteer alone with children.
“Non-resident volunteers”, specifically individuals who reside in another state or country may serve as a volunteer for no more than 30 days in a calendar year as long as they provide certifications from their state or country of residence. If the individual will be volunteering for more than 30 days in a calendar year, they must obtain certifications as outlined above. Volunteers who reside in PA do not have a provisional period and must obtain certifications as outlined above. Non-resident volunteers must provide the person responsible for the selection of volunteers with documentation of their certifications from their state or country or residence.