Interested in Volunteering?
At Provident Charter School, we have many opportunities available for volunteers. Clearances are required for all volunteers and must be dated within the past year. See below for more information. Please contact Elizabeth Swartz at ESwartz@providentcharterschool.org once you have your clearances or if you have any questions.
For information about Educational Field Experiences/Placements, please contact Connie Joseph at CJoseph@providentcharterschool.org.
1. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance: Visit https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. Click the first link “Create Individual Account”. Complete the application. Submit clearance to a school administrator.
Cost to volunteer: Free if no other requests for 57 months, otherwise $10.00 (some exclusions apply as explained on the website)
2. Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check:
Visit https://epatch.state.pa.us/. Click the yellow box, (Volunteers Only) Submit clearance to a school administrator.
Cost to volunteer: Free if for volunteer purposes only and you follow the Yellow link for Volunteers Only.
3. Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (ACT 24 of 2011 and ACT 82 of 2012):
Visit www.education.pa.gov/documents/teachers-administrators/background%20Checks/arrest%20or%20conviction%20form.pdf . Complete the form and submit it to the office. This is a self-declaration form.
Cost to volunteer: Free
4. If you have been a PA resident for ten years or more:
You do not need to submit the Federal Criminal History Record listed below. You will need to fill out a PA Resident for 10 years Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers.
If you have not been a resident of PA for the past ten years:
You must also submit the Federal Criminal History Record by visiting https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania. Scroll to the bottom and select Digital Fingerprinting. To obtain a volunteer Service Code, individuals must contact DHS directly at 1-877-371-5422 or RA-PWCPSLQUESTIONS@pa.gov. Select Schedule or Manage Appointment, complete the application form and schedule a fingerprinting station. Submit your UE ID# / Unofficial results to the school administrator.
Cost to volunteer: $23.25