Interested in Volunteering?
How to Volunteer.
If you have a heart for serving children or youth and would be interested in helping with this ministry, a good place to begin is by contacting our pastor. Pastor Luke will be able to answer any questions you may and help in placing you in an raea for service. Below you will see the process for volunteer clearances. Those are required and
once obtained, copies need to be on file at our church office.
Children and youth are a vulnerable population. We, as a church, want to take every necessary measure to ensure their safety. One of those steps is screening our volunteers. In order to volunteer with children or youth, you must obtain clearances. The process to do so is outlined below. The requirement for clearances is not just a church policy but also Pennsylvania State law.
CLEARANCE PROCESS FOR VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN
ALL volunteers age 18 and over who deal with children and youth are required to have clearances.
If a volunteer has been a Pennsylvania resident for at least 10 years, he or she must have
A state Police criminal background check (Act 34)
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Childline, Act 33). Effective July 25, 2016, no fee will be charged for volunteers to receive these two clearances.
If you Lived outside PA You will need an Additional Clearance:
Those who lived out of PA within the last 10 years will need to obtain one more clearance.
The FBI Clearance is a fingerprint based clearance. You can get fingerprinted at various locations. The Beaver County YMCA offers that service.
FBI - https://www.identogo.com/ (FBI clearances are good for five years. Codes are needed. Get details on how to apply.)