• helping hands Volunteer Guidelines

    Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the staff, students, and programs of our schools in the Lower Moreland Township School District. We are very thankful that you have expressed an interest in volunteering in our district.

    On December 31, 2014, changes to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) became effective. The changes impact the requirements for individuals serving as school volunteers. A Lower Moreland School District Volunteer is defined as an individual who provides a service to students, staff or school/district operations without compensation.

    Whether you are interested in volunteering at a single event or over a period of time, all volunteers are now required to submit background clearances. This includes, but is not limited to, chaperoning field trips, assisting at classroom or school events, shelving books in the library, etc.

    For new volunteers, all three of the following requirements must be met prior to beginning service as a volunteer Links to the agency websites to obtain clearances are embedded below.

    Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP);

    Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance; and

    • Either a Disclosure Statement or a Report of Federal Criminal History (i.e., fingerprinting. Please enter via the PA Department of Education portal.  Human Resources needs the registration receipt once you have gotten fingerprinted so that we may access your record.).  A Disclosure Statement may be provided in lieu of the Report of Federal Criminal History (fingerprinting) for those volunteers who have lived continuously within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the last 10 years. Volunteers who have lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years will need to complete the Federal Criminal History (fingerprinting).

    There is no fee for the PA Criminal History or the PA Child Abuse Clearance.  There is a $27.00 fee for the FBI fingerprints (payable by credit card at the time of registration).  Clearances are good for 5 years.

    In addition, for those volunteering 10 hours or more per week or chaperoning an overnight trip a Tuberculosis Test Form must be completed by a physician. 

    This TB form can be completed by your personal physician or at a clinic.  Once a PPD (TB skin test) is initially administered, you must return in 48-72 hours to have the skin test read to determine the results of the test. 

    Please submit the required computer generated and/or mail version original documents in one packet to the address as listed below.

    Office of Human Resources
    Lower Moreland Township School District
    2551 Murray Avenue
    Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

    Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer in the Lower Moreland Township School District. The new requirements for volunteer clearances further support LMTSD's commitment to student safety. If you have any questions, please call 215-938-0272.

Last Modified on February 17, 2017