Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the Spring Grove Area School District. Volunteers play an integral part in supporting educational, athletic, and extra-curricular activities in the District. The information below will provide instruction on how to become District Volunteer. 

    Please allow 14 days for the processing of paperwork.

    Pennsylvania State law requires all volunteers to provide clearances prior to approval to volunteer and every 5 years thereafter. Submitted clearances must be less than one year old. The clearances are free to volunteers. 

    If you have lived in PA for less than 10 years, you will need to complete the FBI Criminal Background Check, which includes a small fee. If you have lived in PA for ten or more years, please complete the Volunteer Verification form. 

    We strongly urge you to complete the clearance applications online, rather than by mail. Results can be obtained within a few days when applying online.

    After you have obtained/completed ALL of the required clearances, please complete the online application where you will upload your clearances and verification form. Only volunteer applications containing all of the required completed items will be reviewed.

    Once your online application has been reviewed, you will receive an email notification informing you of your approval.

    The expiration date of volunteer approvals will be 5 years from the oldest clearance date. Volunteers will receive an email notification 90 days prior to their approval expiring and again at 30 days.

    To renew your volunteer approval status, you will need to complete the background checks and the online volunteer application.

    Volunteers will sign in at the front desk of the building in which they are volunteering and will receive a name badge printed from the Raptor visitor management system.

    Volunteer coaches will receive a volunteer badge with a lanyard that will be mailed to them after their paperwork is approved.

    Badges are required to be worn at all times when volunteering.

    Please contact Volunteer Services at 717-225-4731 X3039 or volunteerservices@sgasd.org.

    Please contact us if you need a paper copy of the volunteer application.


    Please click on the links below to access the online background checks and the online volunteer application. Please see the Volunteer Handbook for in-depth directions on completing your background checks. 

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    Begin when you have your background checks and the Volunteer Verification Form completed. You will be required to upload these documents in the application.


    • A Tuberculosis Examination - only if volunteering for more than 10 hours per week. (Please call the Human Resources Department at 717-225-4731 X3039 to discuss the possible need for a TB screening test.)


    Board Policy 916 - School Volunteers

    District Volunteer Handbook Please refer to the handbook for a further explanation of clearances and Board Policies impacting District Volunteers. 

    PLEASE NOTE:  For purposes of the state clearance requirements, a volunteer is an adult serving in an unpaid position in which they are individually responsible for the welfare of a child or have “regular direct contact with children” (care, supervision, guidance or control of children, or routine interaction with children). A one-time visitor in a classroom is NOT considered a volunteer for the purposes of this mandate; nor is an individual working in our schools as a volunteer with another program with whom we have contracted for specific services.