Thank you for your willingness to volunteer for HCPAC! We are a volunteer-driven organization, and we treasure those who are willing to give of their time and energy to help this ministry. The safety of children involved in our programs is paramount, and we want everyone to be confident in our ability to provide a safe and secure environment. As a result, HCPAC intends to be fully compliant with the new state laws that require background checks for every prospective volunteer coming into contact with children, to be renewed every three years. These requirements are:
- Act 34 – Criminal Record Check from the Pennsylvania State Police: https://epatch.state.pa.us/ Cost: Free for volunteers
- Act 151 – Child Abuse History Clearances from the Department of Human Services: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS Cost: Free for volunteers
- Act 114 – FBI Fingerprint Clearance: https://www.pa.cogentid.com Cost $27.50, but only required if you have NOT been a continuous resident of PA for the last 10 years. You can submit a Disclosure statement to verify that you have lived in PA for the last 10 years instead. If you want to volunteer and the cost is difficult for you, please submit a copy of your completed clearance for reimbursement.
All completed documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have completed these clearances for another organization within the last 12 months, please send a copy of these forms to this email address so they are on file at HCPAC prior to starting volunteer activities.
We ask for your patience with any inconvenience this may cause. We think that keeping kids safe from harm is worth it, and hope you will join with us in this effort. Thank you!