To successfully cultivate the Circle of Seasons community, volunteers are needed to support classroom experiences and events that bring together our Circle of Seasons community. We welcome families, educators and members of the community to share their talents, knowledge, and time. Whether in the classroom or behind the scenes, COS relies on community involvement to reach it’s full potential.
Most opportunities require full clearances, including the Child Abuse, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and FBI clearance. All volunteers are required to obtain clearances every 60 months.
How much do the clearances cost?
• The PSP clearance costs $0
• The Child Abuse clearance costs $0
• The FBI clearance costs $23.00 through the Department of Human Services
• The FBI clearance costs $24.45 through the Department of Education
Who pays for clearances?
The volunteer is responsible for paying the cost of the required clearances.
Please note that parents/grandparents/guardians do not need clearances in order to volunteer to be a "mystery reader”, to attend a birthday party in a classroom, or to attend a school-sponsored event.
Please contact Kate Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to submit your clearances.
To review the state FAQ regarding Volunteer Clearances: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm
FBI Fingerprint Clearance Charter School Code: https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Background%20Checks/PA%20Service%20Code%20Form%20-%20Charter%20Schools.pdf