Volunteer Information, Guidelines, and Requirements
The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) and Act 15 of 2015, detail the requirements for individuals permitted to serve as a school volunteer. A Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Volunteer is defined as an individual who has direct contact and routine interaction with students and/or provides care, supervision, guidance, or control of children within the school/district operations without compensation.
Wallingford-Swarthmore School District volunteers require background clearances. This includes, but is not limited to chaperoning field trips, assisting at classroom or school events, shelving books in the library, office support with photocopying, providing or supporting an activity or program, working with an athletic program, etc. See Policy 916 for more information on volunteering.
All volunteers must complete the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Volunteer Registration and Disclosure Form and submit the required clearances before being placed in the school or beginning service as a school volunteer. Clearances must be submitted no later than at least three (3) weeks in advance of the event, activity, or start of the season.
Those volunteers spending 10 or more hours per week in a volunteer capacity are also required to provide a TB test result less than 3 months old. Paper clearances dropped off or mailed to any district building will no longer be accepted, effective September 10, 2023.
Please contact the building administrative assistants for verification if you have previously volunteered with WSSD and your clearances on file are dated within the last five years.
Background clearance links are required for ALL applicants:
- State Criminal Clearance - https://www.dhs.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Clearance/Pages/Criminal-Background-Checks.aspx.
- Child Abuse Clearance www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
- Act 24 Volunteer Affirmation Statement - Click here for form
- TB Test results less than 3 months old if you volunteer more than 10 hours per week
Applicants who have not resided in Pennsylvania for the last 10 consecutive years must complete and submit the three clearances listed above in addition to the following clearance:
FBI Fingerprint Clearance - https://uenroll.identogo.com/ (Enter service code 1KG6XN)
All clearances, forms, and test results must be submitted via this LINK.