Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Central Columbia School District. There are several things you need to do before becoming an approved volunteer for the district, as per Board Policy 916. Please follow the steps below to become a volunteer.

  1. Contact building principal (or their secretary). (DO NOT contact your student’s teacher or club advisor to be added to the list.)
  1. Complete Volunteer Application, apply for required clearances, take Mandated Reporter Training online, and get Tuberculosis Test (only for volunteers who will be with children over 10 hours/week). (see reverse side for clearance/training information). These are required by state law.
  1. Turn in application, required clearances, training certificate, and results from your TB test during one of the volunteer clearance collection days. (Four collection days will be held throughout the year) *If COVID closes schools, clearance hand-ins will no occur during the closure.
  1. Have picture taken for badge. (Badge will be created within approximately a week of picture being taken)
  1. Pick up badge at school building you received approval to volunteer in.

The district will hold four clearance collection days. These will be the only times to turn in clearances during the year. If you do not get your clearances turned in and approved at one of these four dates you will have to wait until the next turn-in day to complete what is needed to become a volunteer. The clearance collection dates are as follows:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

5-7pm

District Office Board Room

Saturday, November 14, 2020

10am – Noon

District Office Board Room

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

5-7pm

District Office Board Room

Saturday, May 8, 2021

10am – Noon

District Office Board Room

 

If steps 1-4 are not completed, you will not be approved and will not be allowed to volunteer in any of the buildings.

 

Parent Volunteer Checklist
(All are needed to be placed on Approved Volunteer list)

  • Central Columbia Volunteer Affidavit or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check.
    • Central Columbia Volunteer Affidavit – If you have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, this form will take the place of the FBI Fingerprinting Clearance. This form can be found on the district website. (FREE)
  • FBI Criminal Background Check – If you have not lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years, you will need to complete this clearance. You will need to register (use Service Code 1KG6Y3), get your fingerprints taken, and turn in your UEID # so we can view your clearance online.  https://uenroll.identogo.com/ ($22.60 Fee)
  • Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.
  • Tuberculosis Test Results (cannot be more than 1 year old) – only for volunteers who will be in direct contact with children more than 10 hours/week.

**If you hold current clearances (no more than 5 years old) from employment, adoption, foster care, etc. You are not required to get new clearances, you may use what you already have.