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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Requirements

In accordance with Pennsylvania State Law, all prospective PAYSA volunteers must obtain the following certifications:


  • Child Abuse History certification from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse)

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 position the volunteer is applying for is an unpaid position


  • 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.

‚ÄčThe PSP criminal history certification and Child Abuse certification are free.  The FBI federal criminal history certification costs ~$27.

‚ÄčAlso in accordance with PA State Law, PAYSA must maintain copies of all certifications.  Please email your certifications to Mamie Doyle Mannella, the PAYSA Compliance Officer, at 

2017 Safe Sport Act

All coaches and volunteers must also complete online training regarding abuse detection and reporting. The link is below. PAYSA will pay the associated fees for each coach. 


More information here:

The Registration "Volunteer Information" is not currently available.

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: 

Mamie Doyle Mannella