RTSD Volunteer Information

  • Volunteers are essential component to the success of Radnor Township School District schools and students. Please review this webpage for the relevant information pertaining to volunteers in RTSD. 

    Please note, in an effort to ensure student safety, RTSD will continue to revise a draft of the Administrative Regulations that relate to the district's Volunteer Policy.

Categories of Volunteers

  • All volunteers fall into one of three categories:

    Tier I Volunteers:

    • A volunteer in this category will or is reasonably likely to have direct contact with a student while performing his/her volunteer service without direct supervision by a school district employee. 

      • Direct contact time may include, but is not limited to, coaching and/or assisting with an athletic team or musical performing group, advising an extracurricular activity, chaperoning an overnight field trip or competition, and/or providing supplemental assistance to a student without direct supervision by a school district employee.

    • Tier I Volunteers are required to submit the following documents:

      • Child Protective Services Law: Under amendments to the state Child Protective Services law, all teachers, staff, administrators, contractors and volunteers who come into contact with students must obtain specific clearances. Prior to participating in any volunteer opportunity, each RTSD volunteer shall be required to complete and submit the following three clearances: 

        • Act 34: PA State Background Check (Free for volunteers)

        • Act 151: Child Abuse Clearances Report (Free for volunteers)

        • Act 114: FBI Criminal Clearance Report ($27; required for all volunteers participating in overnight field trips or competitions per district policy or for volunteers who have not been residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous ten years)

        • Act 126: Mandated Reporting (required for all volunteers participating in overnight field trips or competitions per district policy. Click here to view programs available to complete this training)

    Tier II Volunteers

    • A volunteer in this category will not likely have direct contact with a student while performing his/her volunteer services. For this reason, it is not required of the volunteer to have clearances. An individual volunteering in this capacity will still be required to provide a state driver's license/ID for main office staff to run through the district’s Raptor security system.

    Guests/Visitors

    • A volunteer in this category will not have any direct contact with students while performing his/her volunteer services. For this reason, it is not required of the volunteer to have clearances. An individual volunteering in this capacity will still be required to provide a state driver's license/ID for main office staff to run through the district’s Raptor security system.