Volunteer at UDA!

Making the decision to volunteer your time and talents can enhance the educational experience of the students of the Upper Dauphin Area School District. If you have an interest in the District’s educational programs, an enjoyment in helping students, and a sincere belief that by volunteering, a contribution will be made to the learning process, you have what is takes to be a volunteer!

The Upper Dauphin Area School District (UDASD) allows approved members of the community (including parents and non-parents) to volunteer as part of school programs and field trips. Persons interested in becoming volunteers should contact the Building Principal about the needs and opportunities for each school.  Once a volunteer role is identified, volunteers must complete clearances and be approved by the School Board.

UDASD allows approved members of the community to become volunteer coaches and to volunteer as part of other extracurricular activities. Please be advised that volunteer coaches serve at the discretion of the person responsible for the extracurricular activity (i.e. head coach, band director, etc.).  Consequently, to determine whether or not a particular sport or activity is in need of assistance, please reach out to the person in charge of the activity.  If the person in charge of the activity recommends your approval as a volunteer, that person will arrange for your approval by the School Board. In order for approval to occur, you will need to obtain volunteer clearances prior to School Board approval.

Approval Process & Clearances

Casual Volunteers will be required on an annual basis, to sign a disclosure statement that they have not perpetrated or been convicted of any offense that would preclude their volunteer status by the School District under Act 34, Act 114 and/or Act 151.

Prior to providing volunteer services, a Program Volunteer shall be required to complete the following:

Act 34 – The Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check:

The PA State Police use a web-based computer application for Criminal Records Check. The result will not be mailed. You must return to the ePatch site and print your criminal history check results.

Act 151 – Department of Human Services Child Abuse Report:

Under Child Welfare Portal click on create a new account. Follow the steps to create a new account. You will receive an email with your password. Follow the Directions to complete your request. You can request your certificate by mail. Please provide your original certificate to the District Office (a copy will be made and your original certificate will be given back to you).

Act 114 – FBI Criminal History Report (in special circumstances)

An individual wishing to serve as a Program Volunteer who has not resided in the State of Pennsylvania during the two (2) years previous to the start of volunteer work shall be required to apply for and supply a copy of the Act 114 – FBI Criminal History Report. Applicants are required to complete pre-enrollment in the new Universal Enrollment system.  The registration website is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at https://uenroll.identogo.com  Telephonic registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm EST. When registering on-line, an applicant must use the appropriate agency specific Service Code.  The service code for school employment is 1KG6XN.  Please provide your Universal Enrollment Identification Number, your Social Security Number, and your Transaction Number to the District Office.

All paperwork (disclosure statement and/or clearances) must be be submitted to the appropriate administrator prior to service.