Volunteer Info

ALL Volunteers MUST have the required clearances.  

Required Clearances to volunteer at Sacred Heart School include:

Fingerprints - MUST receive a code from Mrs. Duffy to have this clearance performed.

  • Fingerprints – all volunteers will need a code from our office (to receive the clearance free of charge.)
    • Contact the school office 610-373-3316 for a code.
    • Go to https://www.identogo.com/
      • Enter your zip code and click go
      • Click which center you’d like
      • Click schedule appointment
      • Click digital fingerprinting
      • ENTER SHS code - will receive on fingerprint form from Mrs. Duffy
      • Click Schedule or manage appointment
      • Complete all information
      • Use the 17 digit code given to you from the school office
      • Many agencies have “walk in” appointments rather than schedule a time – you have that option on the last page.

Protecting God's Children Workshop - A 3 hour  workshop available on certain dates during the school year throughout the Diocese (now offering online sessions).  See PGC calendar

  • Mandated Reporter
    • Anyone who volunteers with children must complete this training.  A certificate will be made available to you at the end of training.  Please print the certificate and send to the school office. 
      • The Diocese of Allentown has approved certain Mandated Reporter training programs other than the one listed above.
        • Check HERE for the approved list.
        • If you’ve completed any program on the above approved list you do not need to complete the below mandated reporter training used by the Diocese.
      • https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu
        • Be sure to send your certificate to the school office for our files.
  • PA Criminal Background & PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • PA CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE
      • click Individual Login and follow instructions
    • PA STATE POLICE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
      • New Record Check (Volunteers Only)
      • Complete these online forms and submit them to the state.
    • The state will return certificates to you via email. Bring these forms to the school office for our files or email me a copy.
  • Allentown Diocese Policies
    • All volunteers within the Allentown Diocese must sign the Sexual Abuse Policy & Code of Conduct Policy Acknowledgement forms for our files.
    • Below are both the full policies and the acknowledgement forms.
    • Please sign the acknowledgement forms and bring them with you or email them to me.

DRIVERS -  If you plan to volunteer as a DRIVER for our students on field trips you must complete this clearance. Allentown Diocese requires volunteers who drive students in their vehicle to complete an online video - click here to access driver video