Safe Environment Requirements
Thank you for volunteering to assist in our programs for children. Our goal is to have a safe environment for our children. All adults who have regular contact with children (this includes all head and assistant coaches) must first fulfill the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Safe Environment Program Requirements. All clearances (1, 2, and 3) must be obtained BEFORE working with Children.
Also, the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance are now free for volunteers! For the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check there is now a yellow button on the main page that says “New Record Check” with the words “volunteers only” in red to the right, clicking there allows for volunteers to run their check free of charge. Please note that if you both work and volunteer you have to obtain the paid employment clearance. The fee waiver is for volunteering only. For the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, when completing online via the Compass site, as long as you identify yourself as a volunteer when you begin your application, the fee will be waived. For the Federal Fingerprint Check the fee remains unchanged.