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District Volunteer Application

Welcome to Spring-Ford Area School District Volunteering!  We appreciate your interest in volunteering for Spring-Ford Area School District Volunteer Program. 

Please review the District’s policy regarding School Volunteers prior to continuing on with this application

If you are a new volunteer to Spring-Ford Area School Districtplease have all of your clearances ready to upload prior to beginning the application process.

If you are a returning volunteer to Spring-Ford Area School District with current clearances, please continue with the application.

It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government issued identification card including your full legal name. It is important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communication. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program.

NOTE: If you are renewing your Raptor application, you must do so as a NEW VOLUNTEER and upload NEW CLEARANCE DOCUMENTS. Do NOT check "clearances already on file."

If you have any questions about the application, please email volunteerclearances@spring-ford.net. 

Thank you, 

Susan Saylor Human Resources

volunteerclearances@spring-ford.net

 

Personal Information

Personal Information


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Please note: Please use an individual email address.  An email will be sent to the email address entered to inform you of the status of your application.  
School Preferences

Please select the schools at which you wish to volunteer

Functions

Please select scenario that applies to you

Documents

Documents

The following documents are required by the state to authorize clearance within Spring-Ford Area School District.

Substantial Contact Volunteer: A volunteer who has NOT lived in PA for the last 10 years OR a volunteer who will or is reasonably likely to have direct contact with a student while performing his/her volunteer service without direct supervision by a school district employee. Direct contact may include but is not limited to: coaching and/or assisting with an athletic team or musical performing group, advising an extracurricular activity, chaperoning an overnight field trip or competition, and/or providing supplemental assistance to a student without direct supervision by a school district employee. Substantial contacts must submit: (1) Act 34 PA Criminal Clearance, (2) Act 151 PA Child Abuse Clearance, (3) PA Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance.

 

Limited Contact Volunteer: A volunteer who may perform a role with little to no contact with students, indirect contact with students, direct contact with students up to roles with or in close proximity to a school district employee while performing his/her volunteer service and there is NO time when the volunteer is alone with a student or in a scheduled, isolated or remote area with a student without a school district employee being present. Volunteer events may include but are not limited to: single day field trip, working events with home & school association or other parent organizations, working in the concession stand, serving as a daily classroom assistant, and/or assisting with a classroom or building special event. Limited contacts must submit: (1) Act 34 PA Criminal Clearance, (2) Act 151 PA Child Abuse Clearance, (3) PA Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance OR Volunteer Affidavit. 

 

Organizations

Please select the organization(s) on behalf of which you are volunteering (if not applicable, select "None")

Disclaimer

Please read the disclaimer below and provide your signature.

The Spring-Ford Area School District Board values the unique contributions made by parents, guardians and community volunteers to the educational and extracurricular programs of the school district. Accordingly, the Board encourages the use of parent/guardian and community volunteers, subject to certain requirements and procedures as set forth below.

Definition of a Volunteer

A volunteer is defined as any individual who performs a service for the school district without compensation, remuneration or other consideration and who otherwise meets the requirements of this policy. A volunteer must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. A volunteer need not be a parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the school district. A volunteer, for purposes of this policy, shall include but is not limited to the following opportunities:

  • Serving as a daily classroom, library or office assistant
  • Assisting with classroom or building special events/celebrations
  • Chaperoning a single day field trip and/or overnight field trip/competition
  • Volunteering with any of the district interscholastic athletic teams and musical performance groups
  • Advising or assisting an extracurricular activity
  • Providing supplemental assistance to a student
    • Holding the position of a volunteer is not a right, but a privilege conferred upon the volunteer by the Board, acting through the building principal of each school within the school district. All volunteers have specific requirements, including submitting this form, that need to be completed PRIOR to participating in any volunteer experience.

Child Protective Services Law – On December 31, 2014, changes to the Pennsylvania State Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) became effective. Clearance documents for all volunteers are valid with the district for a maximum of five (5) years and must be updated and resubmitted in order to continue as a volunteer. Prior to participating in any volunteer opportunity, each volunteer shall be required to complete and submit:

  • Act 34 
  • Act 151 
  • Act 114

The new volunteer clearance requirements went into effect July 1, 2015.

 

I. I affirm under the penalty of perjury that I have not committed, pled guilty to and/or been convicted of, nor am I presently charged with, any of the following offenses:

A reportable offense enumerated under 24 P.S. §1-111(e) consists of any of the following:

(1) An offense under one or more of the following provisions of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes:

  • Chapter 25 (relating to criminal homicide)
  • Section 2709.1 (relating to stalking)
  • Section 2902 (relating to unlawful restraint)
  • Section 3121 (relating to rape)
  • Section 3123 (relating to involuntarily deviate sexual intercourse)
  • Section 3124.2 (relating to institutional sexual assault)
  • Section 3126 (relating to indecent assault)
  • Section 3129 (relating to sexual intercourse with an animal)
  • Section 4303 (relating to concealing death of child
  • Section 4305 (relating to dealing in infant children)
  • Section 5903(c) or (d) (relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances)
  • Section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children)
  • Section 6319 (relating to solicitation of minors to traffic drugs)
  • Section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault)
  • Section 2901 (relating to kidnapping)
  • Section 2910 (relating to luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure)
  • Section 3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual assault)
  • Section 3124.1 (relating to sexual assault)
  • Section 3125 (relating to aggravated indecent assault)
  • Section 3127 (relating to indecent exposure)
  • Section 4302 (relating to incest)
  • Section 4304 (relating to endangering welfare of child)
  • A felony offense under Section 5902(b) (relating to prostitution)
  • Section 6301(a)(1) (relating to corruption of minors)
  • Section 6318 (relating to unlawful contact with minor)
  • Section 6320 (relating to sexual exploitation of children)

(2) An offense designated as a felony under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64) known as “The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.”

(3) An offense SIMILAR IN NATURE to those crimes listed in clauses (1) and (2) under the laws or former laws of the United States or one of its territories or possessions, another state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a foreign nation, or under a former law of this Commonwealth.

II. I affirm that I have not committed, pled guilty to and/or been convicted of, nor served a sentence for, any offense graded as a felony offense of the first, second or third degree, within the past ten (10) years.

III. I affirm that I have not committed, have not pled guilty to and/or been convicted of, nor served a sentence for, any offense graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree, within the past five (5) years.

IV. I affirm that I have not on more than one occasion pled guilty to and/or been convicted of any offense under 75 Pa.C.S. Section 3802(a), (b), (c) and/or (d) (relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance) that was graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree, or, if I have so pled guilty and/or been convicted of such offense(s) on more than one occasion, that I have not pled guilty to and/or been convicted of, nor served a sentence for any of those convictions within the past three (3) years.

V. I affirm that I have not been named as a perpetrator of a founded report of bodily injury, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation of a child.

VI. I affirm that I have been provided with a copy of, and have read and understand, and agree to comply with the District's Policy regarding School Volunteers from the first step of this application. 

VII. I agree to provide written notice within seventy-two (72) hours after a subsequent arrest or conviction for an offense enumerated above under 24 P.S. §§1-111(e) or (f.1).


By signing your name you agree to all the above statements. Use the mouse or touch screen to sign.
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Application Completed & Submitted

Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district’s volunteer policy. Within 14 days, you will be notified as to your volunteer status. If you have any questions regarding your application or clearances, please email volunteerclearances@spring-ford.net. If you have any questions regarding specific volunteering events, please contact your student's school office.