Volunteering Opportunities

Student Volunteers

Students who volunteer in the LCHFC will be providing service to and interacting with the community. Therefore, they are required to attend an informational meeting and submit required clearances.

It is our intention to provide compassionate and high quality care to those we serve, and to maintain a safe and healthy environment for those who provide service. With that in mind, the following is required for all students to volunteer in the LCHFC:

  1. A Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (every 3 years)

  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance (every 3 years)

  3. For out-of-state residents and international students: an FBI Criminal Background Check

  4. Proof of completed immunizations, including an annual flu vaccine, and evidence of a tuberculin skin test (PPD or Mantoux) within the past year.

Documentation is the responsibility of the student and must be submitted in advance of volunteering.

NOTE: If you are doing a clinical rotation, internship, or residency, submit all paperwork to the academic department.
All other student volunteers should submit paperwork to the LCHFC.


Information and instructions for completing all requirements can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website.


Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
Form: Pennsylvania State Police: Request for Criminal Record Check Form (SP4-164) or Click Here to apply online.

Child Abuse Clearance
This form can be completed in print and mailed in, or the form can be completed online for fast results.

To complete this clearance online, click here. You will be prompted to create an individual account by entering a login and retrieving a pre-determined password from your email. You will be given the option to customize your password and log into your account. When completing this form online, check the "Volunteer" box to waive the fee.

Another option is to print the form and mail it in:
CY113 form – English Child Abuse Clearance. *Under "PURPOSE OF CLEARANCE" please check "School Employee"
CY113 form - Spanish Child Abuse Clearance. *Bajo "MOTIVO DEL CERTIFICADO" por favor marque "Empleado de escuela"

FBI Background Check
For information and to begin the registration process with the Department of Human Services, click here.