Volunteer Clearance Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Quakertown Community School District.  We value your involvement and participation in our programs and trips.  We recognize that volunteers can make valuable contributions to the school district and play a vital role which we are grateful for.  Definitions of different volunteer categories can be found within QCSD Board Policy 916.

We encourage the use of volunteers subject to the requirements of applicable law and school policies.  For the safety of our students, QCSD Board Policy 916 holds certain requirements for volunteers.  Quakertown Community School District will continue to abide by federal and state law.  If laws change requiring policy changes, the Human Resources Department will notify all stakeholders.  The Quakertown Community School District reserves the right to go above and beyond what federal and state law requires, ensuring the safety of all students and staff.  

Steps to Volunteer:

  1. Make an account with AppGarden and upload your completed clearances. All volunteers are required to obtain the following clearances prior to volunteering.
  2. Upload the following clearances (must be done within the last 5 years):
Additional Requirement:
Volunteers who are arrested or convicted of an offense that would constitute grounds for denying employment to school employees or who have been named as a perpetrator in an indicated or founded report of child abuse must notify the school entity in which they volunteer. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor of the third degree.

**Visit our FAQ Page for answers to questions you may have.

Child Protective Services Law - Reporting Obligations:

All employees of the District including contractors and individuals paid or unpaid who accept responsibility for a child are mandated reporters.

Mandated reporters are required by law to report in good faith any suspected child abuse under any and all circumstances. It is our stance that it is always better to over report. Individuals filing a report in good faith are immune from any civil or criminal liability.

A mandated reporter who fails to report is liable and can be charged with an offense ranging from a misdemeanor of the second degree to a felony of the third degree.

Click here for reporting procedures.

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