Requirements for Parent Volunteers
We want to thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering in the Upper Darby School District. Vounteering in a school is an experience and a privilege for both the school and the volunteer and is designed to promote and maintain supportive and positive relatiponships with the students, teachers, and school staff. The teachers, students, and staff greatly appreciate the time you are willing to share through your volunteer work in our schools. We look forward to the may ways you will add tremendously to educational experience of the students of Upper Darby School District.
The Board of School Directors values the unique contributions made by parent/guardian and community volunteers to the educational and extracurricular programs of the school district. Accordingly, the Board encourages the use of parent/guardian and community volunteers, subject to certain requirements and procedures as set forth in the Upper Darby School District Volunteers Policy. Please review the policy and administrative regulations therein. Also, view the Volunteer Guidelines for Principals/Athletic Directors/Coaches.
To be considered as a school parent volunteer in Upper Darby School District, you must contact the Principal of the school where you wish to volunteer to express interest. All potential District volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application and to provide the following clearances. Visit HERE for more information about clearances.
- FBI Criminal Clearance - Once on the website, select the digital fingerprint and enter the code 1KG6XN.
- Arrest/Conviction Report, and Certification - Print and complete the form.
- PA Child Abuse History Clearance - Once on the website, you must create an account and establish a log-in to apply online using the link above. Once you have established an account, follow the instructions to apply for the child abuse clearance. There is no cost for volunteers. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of your application and after payment is made. Print your child abuse clearance.
Mail or drop off your completed Volunteer Application and accompanying documents to Upper Darby School District, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Volunteer Application, 4611 Bond Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
Once your Volunteer Application is approved, have your Principal sign the following form and contact the Communications and Media Services office to make an appointment to have your picture taken for your District Volunteer Badge. Volunteers are expected to wear the badge while on school grounds.