Volunteer Opportunities at Lancaster Early Education Center
- Rock and play with babies.
- Sing and dance with toddlers.
- Read and build with preschoolers.
- Share your talent and love.
- Front desk/clerical.
Prior to starting your volunteer experience, we require the following:
- Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance dated within the last 3 months.
- Act 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record dated within the last 3 months.
- Act 114 Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Applicant Fingerprinting Services Online Registration
Be sure to click on the Department of Human Services (DHS) box. Must be dated within the last 3 months.
- Child Care Staff Health Assessment (which must include the tuberculosis screening), must be completed and signed by a physician within the last year.
- Volunteer Application
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Emergency Contact Information
- Signed Confidentiality Agreement
- Two forms of identification (one must provide proof of age). Volunteers must be 16 or older.
What Happens Next?
We will contact qualified candidates to schedule an interview once your volunteer application in complete. We want to ensure we match your interests and skills with the available volunteer opportunities. Thank you.
How to obtain your clearances:
In order to work or volunteer with children, certain people are required to obtain clearances.
The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal or mailed in. Submitting an application online allows individual applicants to receive their results through an automated system that will notify them once their results have been processed. Applicants will be able to view and print their results online. The self-service portal also provides organizations the ability to create business accounts to prepay for child abuse clearances and have online access to the results. Get more information about the electronic submission of child abuse clearances or on obtaining a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check or Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.
Apply by mail
Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet.
Submit paper applications to:
ChildLine and Abuse Registry
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
PO Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170
Once the application is received in the ChildLine and Abuse Registry’s Verification Unit, the results of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance will be mailed to the applicant’s address that was noted on the application within 14 days from the date that the application is received in the ChildLine Verification Unit.
FBI Digital Fingerprinting
The Commonwealth transitioned to a new vendor for digital fingerprinting, IDEMIA. Effective November 28, 2017, you can register with IDEMIA, and be fingerprinted at an IdentoGO site. A service code is required in order to schedule an appointment at an IdentoGO location. Please see below for more details. For IDEMIA registration, processing, or billing questions, please contact IDEMIA/IdentoGo at 1-844-321-2101.
All applicants should refer to their Service Code form for the list of acceptable identification documents. Present one of the identification documents during your enrollment appointment.
Minors requiring FBI Digital Fingerprinting
If a minor applicant does not have acceptable identification at the time of the fingerprinting appointment they must present:
– The Pennsylvania Photo ID Waiver for Minors
- One of the listed identification documents for the minor (listed in the waiver), which includes:
- Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by the appropriate State Bureau of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency from a U.S. state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or a Canadian province. A birth record issued by a hospital is not acceptable under this category.
- Original or certified copy of a U.S Department of State Certification of Birth Abroad issued to U.S citizens born abroad (Form FS‐240, DS‐1350, or FS‐545).
- Original or certified copy of court order with name and date of birth indicating an official change of name and/or gender from a U.S. state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or Canadian providence.
- Social Security Card (actual card).
Service codes are a required field for all pre-enrollments. Below are the service codes available for applicants applying under the Department of Human Services:
The Service Code form includes additional information for the enrollment and fingerprinting process.