• process

    | Step 1 - Complete volunteer application

    Please complete the volunteer application by using the following link: Volunteer Application.

    | Step 2 - Submit all clearances and a headshot

    Per Pennsylvania law, it is required that all persons having direct contact with school children obtain background checks and clearances. In the best interest of the safety and security of our students, Hatboro-Horsham School District requires the submission of these clearances before volunteering.

    To volunteer within the Hatboro-Horsham School District, all clearances must be within one year of the submission date. All clearances are valid for five years once you complete the volunteer process. Please note that it can take up to two to three weeks for volunteers to be fully processed.

    PA Criminal record check

    To Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History(PATCH)

    A guide to help you apply for the PA criminal record check: PA criminal record


    PA Child Abuse History Clearance

    To Pennsylvania Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS)

    A guide to help you apply for the child abuse clearance: Child abuse/   Forgot username/ password


    FBI Fingerprinting(2 options)

    To Option 1:  Volunteer Affirmation

    To Option 2:  IdentoGo

    2 options

    TB TEST(Only required if you spend 10 hours or more a week with students)  
    To TB test form

    tb test  

    Headshot (Please provide digital version) 

    Once you have obtained your clearances and a headshot, please send them(digital version) directly to Volunteers@hatboro-horsham.org.

    | Step 3- Approve all your clearances

    Please allow 48-72 hours for a HR representative to reply. Please be advised that response times may increase during peak season.

    • There are several peak times during the school year: the beginning of the school year, springtime, holiday parties, annual school events, and the end of the school year.
    • To reduce the turnaround time, it would be greatly appreciated if you could complete the volunteer process early during the school year.

    | Step 4- Your badge is ready for pick up!

    You can pick up the badge at the HR Modular located next to the Administration building.
    The address is 229 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044-2192(School District of Hatboro-Horsham)

    • If you don’t come to pick it up for a while (over 2-3 weeks), we will mail it to your volunteer school. (We will not send it to the address you provided.)

    We appreciate your interest in volunteering at HHSD!

    ||   Volunteer Processing Events

    During the school year, we will have two volunteer processing events, one in April and one in October. The event dates/times will be posted on this page for you to view ahead of time. If you attend one of our processing events, please make sure you bring all the necessary clearances.

|Frequently Asked Questions

  • My current badge has expired. What should I do?

  • What should I do if my badge is unclear, missing, or damaged?

  • I'm facing challenges applying for the clearances. What should I do?

  • Can my badge application be expedited if I have an urgent need?

  • I sent my clearances but haven't received a response. What should I do?

  • I received an email stating that I can pick up my badge, but I'm having trouble doing so. Can you mail it to my address?

  • I received an email stating that the badge machine is not working. Can I still volunteer without the badge?

  • If I submit the application, does that mean I've completed the entire process?