Volunteering to serve youth

Thank you for taking an interest in serving. Volunteers are the backbone of every ministry.

In order for you to volunteer with our youth, you must complete:

  1. a Volunteer Application,
  2. a Mandated Reporter form,
  3. a PA Criminal Background check, and
  4. a Child Abuse clearance.

This is not merely Pennsylvania law. Our church wishes to do everything it can to ensure our sanctuary is safe for all youth.

Paper copies of the application, form, background check and clearance may be submitted to Patsy in the church office or in-person to Mario Lanza, the Safe Sanctuary Coordinator. Alternately, you may e-mail digital copies to the church office. If you incur fees you may also include the receipts for reimbursement.

Your clearance and background check (items 3 and 4) must be kept current. From time to time you will be reminded to renew them.

Get cleared to serve.

What follows is guidance for getting started. If you’d like more detailed instructions you can find them here.

Volunteer Application

Read our safe sanctuary policy. Print and complete the application which appears as the last page of the policy.

Mandated Reporter Form

Print this form and sign it acknowledging that you’ve read and understand this FAQ.

PA Criminal Background Check

Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us and click “New Record Check” to get started and then check the checkbox on the next screen to indicate you are an unpaid volunteer.

Child Abuse Clearance

Go to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home and click “Create Individual Account” to get started.