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complete a volunteer application form and an initial interview;3.
complete, submit for approval, pay for and file in the Human Resources office of corporation on whose behalf the volunteer renders such services all background checks asrequired by the Safe Environment requirements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:a.
Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Act 34). b.
Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151).c.
Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) in a manner prescribed byeither the Department of Public Welfare or the Department of Education. c.d.
Effective July 1
, 2008, at the time of hire/recruitment all employees of CatholicSocial Services in the job scope defined above, will be required to submit requestto the Federal Bureau of Investigation (B) and to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Criminal Background Clearance and Child Abuse clearance.By obtaining FBI fingerprint-based record checks, Catholic Social Servicescomplies with Pennsylvania Act 73 0f 2007Current residents of states other than Pennsylvania and/or those who have livedoutside of Pennsylvania at any time in the past two (2) years will be required tosubmit a request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in place of their criminalclearance and to apply to each previous state (s) for their child abuse clearances.d.e.
Once the required clearances are on file, the Formal Volunteer will be required,on an annual basis, to sign an affirmation that they have not perpetrated or beenconvicted of any offense that would preclude their employment by any of thefacilities or programs of the Developmental Programs division under Act 34 or Act 151 ("Volunteer Affirmation"). Volunteers will be required to renew their Act34 Criminal History Report and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Clearance Statementevery 5 years.4.
provide evidence that they are free of communicable disease;5.
complete orientation and training; and6.
sign the Volunteer Acknowledgement Form.Casual Volunteers will be required, on an annual basis, to sign the Volunteer AffirmationForm attached to
this policy, in the presence of the administrator or administrator’s
designee.Group Volunteers will be required to submit a Group Volunteer Application Form, and, if placed, adhere to policies as outlined on that form.Placement/SupervisionPlacement of the Formal Volunteer is a negotiated activity involving the Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers, and placement supervisor working together. There should beflexibility for a volunteer to try out a placement and for a supervisor to dismiss or reassign a volunteer.