A school volunteer is defined as an individual who provides service to students, staff, or Academy operations without compensation. This includes, but is not limited to, chaperoning field trips, assisting in classroom or school events, office support, etc. regardless if volunteering is at a single event or over a period of time.
Pennsylvania state law (Act 153 of 2014) now requires that all volunteers, new or existing, must have clearances on school file. Clearances obtained within the calendar year to the date of submission will be considered valid. All volunteers will be required to submit the following information every 60 months. We recommend that all parents complete these clearances.
1. PA Child Abuse History Certification
Once an account is created, submit for this clearance online.
2. PA State Police Criminal History Report
Submit online and receive clearance immediately.
3. Volunteer Affirmation
Volunteers who have lived continuously within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the last ten years can complete the Volunteer Affirmation in lieu of the Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) – FBI Report. If a volunteer has not been a Pennsylvania resident for the last ten years, they must provide the Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) – FBI Report. (Click the link, select digital fingerprinting in the bottom left of the page. The next page requires a Service Code. The correct code for volunteers is: 1KG6Y3)
The person will complete an online form and then schedule the fingerprinting session. Payment is required at the time of fingerprinting. The report will get to the person pretty quickly and they can provide it to you along with the other required clearances.
Without these submitted documents, the Academy cannot authorize a parent to assist with any school-related activity during the school year. Volunteer documents should be submitted to Meredith Finnegan. Please retain a copy for your records. Meredith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-885-1636 ext. 103 with questions about Volunteer documents. Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy and for your attention to this important matter. The new requirements for volunteer clearances further support our commitment to student safety.
Parking is limited on campus. Spots may be available in the Temporary Parking Zone outside of the McCoy Center or in the Child Safe Zone if the chains are down. In both areas, be sure to move your car at 2:00 p.m. Parking is also available in the parking lot at the bottom of the property as well as the grassy spots on the right side of the driveway. Please avoid the following for parking: handicapped spots, Auction Winner Spot, reserved cones/signs, along the driveway, or on neighboring streets.
Please enter through the front door of the McCoy Center and stop at the Reception Desk. There you will sign in and receive a name tag to be worn while volunteering. Volunteers for the Sacred Heart Center will be given a vistor's fob to gain access to the SHC. Upon completion of your volunteering, please sign out at the Reception Desk.
As you spend time on campus, please remember to respect the confidentiality and reputation of our community members. Inform Sister Maureen of any concerns that arise during your volunteer hours.
For assistance using the office machines in the Flex Space or Communications Office, please see Meredith Finegan. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy lunch from our Student Dining Room as a thank you!