How to Obtain Volunteer Clearances
All volunteers who work in schools need to obtain security clearance from the State of Pennsylvania. Don’t worry–it’s not hard to do! ***It’s important to keep copies of documents for your own files.***
- Step One–Complete the State Police Criminal Record Check Request Form: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp Use this link to complete this online, and you will get your results almost instantly. Print out copies of the results – one for your own files and one to send in with your Child Abuse Clearance form.
- Step Two–Complete the PA Department of Public Welfare, Child Abuse History Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
- Step Three–Bring Child Abuse History Clearance to the Cook-Wissahickon so that a photocopy can be kept on file.