Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe uses the term Approved Adults to refer to those who volunteer for church events in which one has direct contact with children.
Pennsylvania state law requires “adults applying for or holding an unpaid position as a volunteer with a child care service, a school or a program, activity or service responsible for the child’s welfare or having direct volunteer contact with children will need certifications” http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/
The required certifications, which are at no cost, include a current (within the past 60 months) PA Criminal Background Check which may be obtained at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp ; and a current (within the past 60 months) PA Child Abuse Clearance which may be obtained at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.
Fingerprints are not needed for volunteers if you have lived in PA continuously for the previous 10 years. (There is a charge for fingerprinting). If you don’t need to be fingerprinted, print and sign the attached Disclosure Statement.
Return copies of all forms to the church office.