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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

At the Jefferson-Morgan School District we could not do all that we do for children without the help of volunteers. In October 2014, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill, referred to as Act 153, requiring school volunteers to have clearances and background checks every 60 months. 
volunteer is someone who has an ongoing presence in the school and whose role requires them to have routine interaction with students in a supervised or occasionally not directly supervised basis. Examples of volunteers include: homeroom parent, PTA/HSA party volunteer, field trip chaperones, athletic volunteers, assistant or volunteer coaches, band chaperones, musical or performing arts assistants.
Parents/Guardians are required to obtain the following clearances:
  • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Check
  • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprinting (volunteers who have resided in PA continuously for the last 10 years are not required to complete)
  • Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

All clearances must be dated within one year of the application date. (Example: If you apply to be a volunteer on August 10, 2023, your clearances must be dated between August 11, 2022-August 10, 2023.) Clearances must be updated every 60 months to maintain volunteer status. A copy of volunteer clearances will be kept on file.


How to Obtain Volunteer Clearances


1) Pennsylvania State Background Check:
You can apply directly online There is no cost for volunteers. When you visit the site you will select the yellow box that says 'New Record Check'.


2) Act 151 – Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance:
You can apply directly online
There is no cost for volunteers. When you visit the site you will need to create a new account, unless you have a valid login from a previous child abuse clearance.


3)  Act 114 FBI Fingerprinting (volunteers who have resided in PA continuously for the last 10 years are not required to complete): Fee: $25.25; All applicants will receive an unofficial copy of their report. You can submit your UEID# to District Office and they will verify the official results. Fee is payable to IDEMIA.

The fingerprint-based background check is a multiple-step process, as follows:

    1. Registration - The applicant must register prior to going to the fingerprint site. Walk-in service is allowed but all applicants are required to complete pre-enrollment in the universal enrollment system. Pre-enrollment can be completed online or over the phone. The registration website is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at You will need to enter the service code 1KG6Y3. Registration is also available by calling 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. During the pre-enrollment process, all demographic data for the applicant is collected (name, address, etc.) along with notices about identification requirements and other important information. Applicants will need to enter a service code. The code for volunteers is 1KG6XN.
    2. Payment - The applicant will pay a fee of $25.25 for the fingerprint service and to secure an unofficial copy of the Criminal History Record. Major Credit Cards as well as money orders or cashier’s checks payable to IDEMIA will be accepted on site for those applicants who are required to pay individually. No cash transactions or personal checks are allowed.
    3. Fingerprint Locations  – After registration, the applicant proceeds to the fingerprint site of their choice for fingerprinting. The location of the fingerprint sites and days and hours of operation for each site are posted on IDEMIA's website at
    4. Fingerprinting - At the fingerprint site the Enrollment Agent (EA) manages the fingerprint collection process. The fingerprint transaction begins when the EA reviews the applicant’s qualified State or Federal photo ID before processing the applicant’s transaction. A list of approved ID type may be found on the IDEMIA website at . Applicants will not be processed if they cannot produce an acceptable photo ID. After the identity of the applicant has been established, all ten fingers are scanned to complete the process. The entire fingerprint capture process should take no more than three to five minutes.
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