Be a Foundation Volunteer

The Allentown School District Foundation adheres to the District Policy 916. To view the policy, click here.
To find out what you need to do to become an ASDF volunteer and the clearances you will need, click here.
Volunteer Reading Program - Guidelines and FAQs

Volunteer: State & Federal Clearances Needed

Inform ASD Director of Literacy, Melissa Smith, smithm@allentownsd.org, when all of your clearances are obtained if you plan to volunteer for the literacy program. Take copies of your clearances with you to the school you are assigned. She will schedule a one-hour training for you.
Individuals may also want to submit the four (4) clearance documents (below) to the Human Resources Department of Allentown School District if they think they will be working in multiple schools. Mail or drop off to: ASD Human Resources Department, Allentown School District, 31 South Penn Street, Allentown, PA 18105. Questions? Contact Janelle Haseley, Executive Administrative Assistant, Haseleyj@allentownsd.org, 484-765-4125.
Clearances required:
  1. PA State Criminal Record Check (Section 1-111 of the Pennsylvania School Code – Act 34).
    - This form can be accessed on the PA State Police website at https://epatch.state.pa.us. The $8.00 cost is waived for volunteers.
  2. 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 https://compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home.
    - Cost: $10.00 (pay with credit/debit card).
  3. FBI Federal Criminal Background – To initiate this background check, applicants must first register online at https://uenroll.identogo.com. For further instructions, please click hereCOST: $22.60

  4. TB (Tuberculosis) Test – Locations
    - Allentown Health Bureau, by appointment, call 610-437-7632, $5.00 cash per test. Allentown residents only.
    - CVS Minute Clinic, 5801 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 1-866-389-2727.
    - Check with your family physician or any nearby Express Care location.
    - Submit a copy of your receipt to ASD HR with other clearances.

Printable PDF of this information, click HERE.