Mandatory Background Checks for Volunteers

Pennsylvania law mandates that certain individuals who work or volunteer with children are required to obtain up to three clearances from State or Federal agencies, as follows:

  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check: for volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania for at least ten years, this FBI Affidavit of Compliance fulfills this requirements.  For volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania for fewer than ten years, an FBI background with fingerprinting is required.

SRA requires ALL current or prespective volunteers coaches to undergo the background checks in order to become eligible for volunteer opportunities.  

For a good overview of the required clearances, please see:   EPYSA Site

You may also learn more by visiting the state website:   Keep Kids Safe

Each of these resources contain links to complete the checks online.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of SRA, so please take the time to complete this important process.