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Be a Foundation Volunteer

The Allentown School District Foundation adheres to the District Policy 916. To view the policy, click here.

Volunteer Literacy  Program

State & Federal Clearances Needed by Volunteers

If you would like to become a literacy volunteer and have attended one of our training sessions, please submit copies of these three clearances to Vicki Newhard, ASD Foundation Administrator, at or 31 South Penn Street, Allentown, PA  18102:

PA State Criminal Record Check (Section 1-111 of the Pennsylvania School Code – Act 34) - This form can be accessed from the PA State Police website at COST: $8.00 or less

Child Abuse Clearance (Sections 6354-6358 of the Public Welfare Code – Act 151)–This form can be accessed from the PA Department of Human Services website at COST: $10.00 or less

FBI Federal Criminal Background – To initiate this background check, applicants must register online at  For more information click here. COST: Approx. $22.00. Note:   If you have been a PA resident for at least the past 10 years, you can instead submit an Affidavit in Lieu of FBI Clearance.

Volunteer clearances are currently valid for 60 months.  Please contact us at 484-765-4121 if you are having difficulty obtaining any of them.