We Require Background Checks
Since we are a non-profit working directly with children, we are required by Pennsylvania law to have copies of the following background checks on file for each of our volunteers:
If you have lived in Pennsylvania for less than a year, you must also submit a Federal Criminal Background check:
Cost for Background Check
The total combined cost for these checks is currently $20 ($47 if the federal check is also required).
Please note that we only need to retain copies of these checks – you retain the originals which can be used for other volunteer organizations as well. Background checks are good for three years.
The background checks are good for 2 years and can also be used for other volunteer organizations as necessary.