Procedures for Becoming an Approved Methacton Volunteer
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PLEASE DO NOT MAIL OR DROP OFF YOUR CLEARANCES AT THE DISTRICT'S ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.
Complete TB Testing - PLEASE NOTE: TB TESTING THROUGH THE DISTRICT'S NURSE'S OFFICES HAS STOPPED AS OF 5/19/17. TESTING WILL RESUME IN THE SEPTEMBER.
- Complete the on-line “Volunteer Registration Form” and print a copy to
submit with your completed volunteer packet.
- Submit requests for the following two clearances to the appropriate
agencies (DO NOT mail clearance
request forms to the school.):
When you have all necessary clearances and TB results in hand, bring the
documents to any school. DO NOT MAIL. You must have:
- Contact Methacton School Nursing
Coordinator Cheryl Peiffer at 610-489-5000, ext. 25040 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make
an appointment to obtain a TB screening. Testing appointments are available for Monday, Wednesday with re-checks
(48 hours later) on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You may have the TB
test done by a school nurse for free, or by your family physician or local clinic at your own
cost. You will need to provide the TB
test results with your clearances.
Approval by Board of School Directors
- Completed and printed
the online Volunteer Registration Form
- Obtained the PA
Criminal History Background Check and PA Child Abuse History Clearance
- Completed the FBI Fingerprint Check (<10 years residing in PA) OR printed and signed the Methacton Volunteer Affirmation Form (>10 years residing in PA).
- Obtained proof of a
negative TB test from a doctor, clinic,or Methacton school nurse.
- DO NOT
MAIL OR DROP OFF YOUR CLEARANCES AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE. Please take your paperwork to any one of the district's school offices. A district employee will scan the
documentation for district files and return the originals to you. Please retain your originals and keep
them in a safe place.
your paperwork has been received by the District, the Board of School Directors
will need to approve your request to be a volunteer in the Methacton. This will be done at the next scheduled
regular board meeting typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please note: we do not send out notifications regarding the status of your paperwork/approval. You will be contacted only if there is a problem with your paperwork. To check on the status of your approval, please call any of the district's school offices.
Once approved, please
bring your valid PA driver’s license to the building you will be volunteering
in to get your Volunteer Lanyard. At the
beginning of each new school year, please bring your PA driver’s license to be
re-scanned in order that a current school year badge can be produced.
PA Criminal History Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance Certificates will need to be renewed every 60 months. If you suspend your volunteer service for a year, you will also need to get new Act 34 and 151 clearances before volunteering again.