In accordance with Pennsylvania State Law, all prospective PAYSA volunteers must obtain the following certifications:
Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is NOT required as long as:
The volunteer has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years
Volunteers who are not required to obtain the FBI certification because they are applying for an unpaid position and have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years must swear or affirm in writing that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under §6344.
All necessary instructions and links to apply for these certifications can be found by clicking HERE.
The PSP criminal history certification and Child Abuse certification are free. The FBI federal criminal history certification costs ~$27.
Also in accordance with PA State Law, PAYSA must maintain copies of all certifications. Please email your certifications to Leila Graham-Willis, the PAYSA Compliance Officer, at email@example.com
In addition to the above, to meet insurance company and Philadelphia Department of Recreation requirements, you must complete the PAYSA Volunteer Disclosure form included below and either mail the completed form to:
4627 Cedar Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
or scan and email the completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org