A North Penn School District Volunteer is defined as an individual who provides a service to students, staff, or school/district operations without compensation. Please note that North Penn School District distinguishes between volunteers and visitors in that visitors are viewed as individuals who are attending and/or observing an event or activity without providing a service to the students, staff, or school/district operations. Some examples of these events would include but are not limited to: School Assemblies, American Education Week, Olympic Days, etc. In this capacity, school visitors do not need the clearances as described below.

All volunteers in the school district who will be responsible for a child's welfare OR will have direct volunteer contact with children on a regular and repeated basis will be required to submit background clearances/certifications prior to commencing or continuing their volunteer service. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to chaperoning field trips, assisting at classroom or school events, etc.

Required Clearance Links:

The three required clearances are:

  1. Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP);
  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance; and
  3. The last of the three clearances, are either
    1. the volunteer affirmation (If you have lived in Pennsylvania for at least 10 years) or
    2. fingerprinting. (Volunteer Service Code: 1KG6Y3)

If you have lived in Pennsylvania for at least 10 years, then you only need to fill out the Volunteer Affirmation Form. However, if not, you will be required to get fingerprinted. So for the third requirement, you need either a North Penn School District Volunteer Affirmation or a Report of Federal Criminal History (fingerprinting).

Submit the Paperwork:


Once you have completed all the requirements for the three clearances: Please submit the required computer generated and/or mail version original documents and a self-addressed envelope in one packet to the address as listed below. Original documents will be returned to individuals via the self-addressed envelope. Original documents may also be personally presented for copying in the District's Office of School and Community Engagement for immediate return.

Volunteer List/HR
North Penn School District
401 E. Hancock Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the NPSD Human Resources Department at 215-853-1067.

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