Substantial Contact Volunteer

SUBSTANTIAL CONTACT VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTIONS

FAIRVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT

A SUBSTANTIAL CONTACT VOLUNTEER is defined as a person who will be volunteering on a consistent basis with a specific activity and/or has the potential of being in contact with students for prolonged or unsupervised periods of time. Volunteers considered substantial contact include, but are not limited to, Marching Band Helpers, STEM Mentors, Speech & Debate Judges, Robotics Mentors, Gratis Coaches, and overnight field trip/competition chaperones/drivers.


Substantial Contact Volunteer clearances must be obtained within one (1) year of submission to the school district (*see exceptions below). Once clearances are on file with the school district, they are valid for five (5) years from the date on which they were obtained. All Substantial Contact Volunteers must be board approved before volunteering with the school district. Clearances obtained previously for other employment/volunteer purposes will be accepted as long as they meet requirements and are no more than one year old* from the date in which they are submitted to the school district.

 
Please be advised it can take up to 2-3 weeks to receive results for all clearances.

  


1. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:   
a.
PA CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE (ACT 34) (FREE)

- https://epatch.state.pa.us

- Click here for detailed instructions - Select VOLUNTEER

b.
CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE (ACT 151): (FREE)

- https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/

- Click here for detailed instructions  - Select VOLUNTEER


c.
FBI FINGERPRINT
CLEARANCE (ACT 114): ($22.60)

- https://uenroll.identogo.com  

- Enter 1KG6Y3 for PDE Volunteers.

- Click here for detailed instructions.

d. ACT 126 CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION AND REPORTING TRAINING: (FREE)

-Email volunteer@fairviewschools.org with your name and the activity in which you will be participating to complete the 4 hour online training course. * Certificates will be accepted within 5 years of the clearance date.

 

e. TUBERCULIN (TB) TEST RESULT:


-The results can be submitted on any form as long as it is from a licensed healthcare provider and includes your name, the date, and the TB Test reading.


* Must be administered within 3 months prior to the date the district receives the form.

 f. ARREST/CONVICTION REPORT FORM:
-Click here to download and print the Arrest/Conviction Report Form.
2. COMPLETE THE ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION:

           
a. Go to https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NDU2NTplbi1VUw==
b. Upload your clearances/requirements and submit the application.           

3. BOARD APPROVAL:


a. Once the requirements are completed, your name will be put on the board agenda for approval (You do not need to be present at the board meeting)

b. You may begin volunteering when you receive notification that you have been approved. 



For any questions or assistance concerning clearances, please contact the FSD Central Administration Office Secretary, Shanna Valentin, through email (volunteer@fairviewschools.org) or phone (814-474-3170).


Updated 9/24/2021

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