Volunteer Clearances – Instructions for New Volunteers
All individuals volunteering for the first time in any capacity with the RSYO/RSJSO are required to complete the following three clearances:
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance– No associated fee (Once clearance is obtained it is valid for 5 years)
- Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance– No associated fee (Once clearance is obtained it is valid for 5 years)
- FBI Federal Criminal History Record Report– Fee associated – Service Code: 1KG6ZJ
(Once clearance is obtained it is valid for 5 years)
Please Note: Please be advised that you will be instructed to provide a service code for the purpose of volunteering. This code is 1KG6Y3. This is specific to volunteering and may not be used for employment purposes.
OR (in place of fingerprinting) Act 153 Volunteer Affidavit – Notary Fee associated (Once clearance is presented to the RSO it is valid for 1 year and must be renewed annually)
Please Note: If you have lived continuously in Pennsylvania for at least 10 years, you may submit an Act 153 Volunteer Affidavit on an annual basis in place of the FBI Federal Criminal History Record Report. This affidavit must be notarized and submitted to the RSO office at the beginning of each season.
Please hover over each link above for detailed instructions on how to apply for these clearances. Once you have obtained your clearances, you should submit copied clearance reports to the RSO office. You will then be required to submit new clearances every five years for the PA Criminal/Child Abuse/and FBI Fingerprinting and annually if you choose and are eligible for the Act 153 Volunteer Affidavit.
Volunteer Clearances – Instructions for Returning Volunteers
Once your clearances are on file with the RSO you will be able to legally volunteer at various concerts, rehearsals and fundraising events. If your current clearances are more than five years old, you will need to submit a new set of Pennsylvania clearances and the fingerprint Universal Enrollment ID or Act 153 Volunteer Affidavit (if eligible) to the RSO office. Please keep in mind that you will need to re-submit all of your clearances before each five-year period has expired. Example: If you obtained your clearances in June 2014, you will be required to re-submit your clearances prior to June 2019 in order to remain in compliance.