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Volunteer at SMM School

 Family is vital. Safety is essential. 

At SMM, we encourage family participation at our school. Volunteers enhance our school and are vital to many of the school's programs, including cafeteria helpers, recess monitors, homeroom assistance, club support, coaches, and many more.

In order to protect the safety of all children, it is the policy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that anyone who serves as a volunteer within our school completes the clearance process as outlined below. Everyone, including both paid and volunteer staff, on a parish, school, or central administration level that has direct contact with minors is required to complete this process. While this process may seem cumbersome, it was developed to protect our school community’s most precious resource: our children.

Adults Who Volunteer With Children:

Any adult who volunteers in an activity in which children are present are required to have on file

at the school the following (see links below): 

1. PA State Criminal Background Check 

    (every 5 yrs.)

 

2. PA Child Abuse History Clearance (5 yrs.)

 

3. PA Disclosure Statement (once)

4. a. Mandated Reporter Training (once)

    b. Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement Form

 

5. Attend a Safe Environment Class entitled, "Protecting God’s Children" (once)

6. In addition the following additional clearance must be obtained by volunteers who have living in PA for less than 10 years

Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance

 

Visit Identigo to schedule an appointment for a background check and fingerprint clearance. See needed code.

Enter Code 1KG6Y3 for Pennsylvania Department of Education Volunteers.

Provisional Volunteers 

•No provisional status for Pennsylvania residents. 

•Volunteers who reside in another state or country may work on a provisional basis for no more than 30 days while the Pennsylvania State Police, the Department of Public Welfare, and/or the FBI are processing the background checks, so long as they provide clearances from their state or country of residence. 

 

Occasionally, these requirements change in order to help ensure the safety of all our children. Please check with the office if you have any questions about the volunteer process or to ensure you are up-to-date on the current year's requirements.

For more information please visit www.childyouthprotection.org 

For questions or to send completed documents (except for Safe Environment), please email Maureen, SMM's Safe Environment Coordinator at:

safeenvironment@stmarymagdalen.net