Volunteer Info

ALL Volunteers MUST have the required clearances.  To receive your volunteer packet please see Mrs. Focht or email/call her at gfocht@sacredheartreading.org or 610-373-3316.

Required Clearances to volunteer at Sacred Heart School include:

Fingerprints - MUST receive a form from Mrs. Focht to have this clearance performed.

Protecting God's Children Workshop - A 3 hour live workshop available on certain dates during the school year throughout the Diocese.  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.  https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu The Diocese of Allentown has approved certain Mandated Reporter training programs other than the one listed above.  Check HERE for the approved list.    Be sure to send your original 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.  

Allentown Diocese Policies - All volunteers within the Allentown Diocese must sign the Sexual Abuse Policy & Code of Conduct Policy Acknowledgement forms for our files.  

Allentown Diocese Sexual Abuse Policy - read here ;   Allentown Diocese Code of Conduct Policy - read here

Allentown Diocese Sexual Abuse Policy Acknowledgement form -  SEXABUSEPOLICYSIGNOFF.pdf 

Allentown Diocese Code of Conduct Policy Acknowledgement form -  code of conduct signature page.pdf 

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