Volunteer Applications must be done in person. If the applicant is a minor a parent/guardian must be present to sign the form.
As of June 1, 2015, all new volunteers are required to get the PA Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances. As of July 15, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf waived any fees for volunteers to acquire these clearances.
FBI clearances may also be required. Links to get the clearances are below.
Child Abuse Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
Criminal Background Check (State): https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
FBI Clearance (Fingerprint): Begin by registering at www.pa.cogentid.com//index_dpw.htm
You will then have to get your fingerprints at a print site (the closest ones are the IU in Clarion and D&S Business Services in Kittanning). The cost is $27.50.