District Volunteer Information
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for 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.
Pennsylvania State law requires all volunteers to provide clearances prior to approval to volunteer and every 5 years thereafter. 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. 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 items listed below, please submit your clearances and application to the Volunteer Services Department at the Education Service Center, 100 East College Avenue, Spring Grove, PA 17362 or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only volunteer applications containing all of the required completed items will be reviewed. Once your paperwork has been reviewed and approved, a Volunteer ID Badge will be mailed to you that you are required to wear and show to District staff when volunteering.
Please allow 14 days for the processing of paperwork.
REQUIRED PAPERWORK FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS:
- District Volunteer Application - Includes Volunteer Verification Form
- FBI Background Check - only if lived in PA for less than 10 years OR Volunteer Verification Form - if you've lived in the state of PA for 10 years or more
- PA Child Abuse History Clearance (dated less than 1 year old)
- PA State Police Criminal Record Check (dated less than 1 year old)
- A Tuberculosis Examination - only if volunteering for more than 10 hours per week. (Please call the Volunteer Services Department at 717-225-4731 to discuss the possible need for a TB screening test.)
DISTRICT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION & HANDBOOK
District Volunteer Application (includes Volunteer Verification Form) – Must be completed in its entirety and submitted with clearances.
District Volunteer Handbook – Please refer to the handbook for a further explanation of clearances, Volunteer ID Badge, and Board Policies impacting District Volunteers.
HOW TO OBTAIN CLEARANCES
Online Application for PA State Police Criminal Record Check:
Online Application for PA Child Abuse History Clearance:
Online Application for FBI Fingerprint Registration (use service code 1KG6XN):
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.