REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

  • For needed documents to volunteer in the Octorara Area School District click the following linK: 

    Volunteer with Octorara

    Prior to providing volunteer service, the volunteer will provide the following to the District Office or his/her designee:

    • A Criminal Record Check from the Pennsylvania State Police
    • An original Child Abuse History Clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare
    • Criminal Background Check (FBI)
    • Volunteer Acknowledgement of Policy No. 916/Volunteers and Policy 806/Child Abuse
    • Employee/Volunteer Self-Reporting Commitment Form (PDE-6004 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form)
    • Negative tuberculosis test results required if over 10-hours of volunteer service per week 

    TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS 

    Summary of Volunteer Policy: #916

    Title:

    Routine Assistive

    Independent

    Volunteer Coach

    Definition:

    · Works directly under the supervision of a teacher or administrator

    · Does not provide direct services to students or have unsupervised contact with students

    · Any individual who voluntarily provides a service to the district for a single events

    · Works under the general direction of a teacher or administrator

    · Provides direct services to students and may, from time to time, be reasonably expected to have unsupervised contact with students

    · Work under the general direction of a coach or student activity sponsor employed by the district

    · Directly supervises students and may, from time to time, have unsupervised contact with students

    Examples:

    Homeroom parents/ guardians , classroom celebration, field day, etc.

    Volunteer tutors, chaperones, etc.

    Volunteer coaches, trainers, musicians, etc.

    Clearances: Act 34

    Act 151

     

    No

     

    Yes

     

    Yes

    TB Test:

    No

    Only if exceeds 10 hours

    Only if exceeds 10 hours

    Employee/Volunteer Self-Reporting Commitment Form (PDE-6004 Form)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes