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Volunteer Information

Masterman School needs parents and guardians with security clearances to volunteer at the school during the school day throughout the year to help the school run smoothly despite reduced staffing created by the district’s ongoing public school funding crisis.

Please consider getting your security clearances to volunteer. 

Bring the following to your school to begin Volunteering. Altogether, these make up the Volunteer Packet.

  • Volunteer Code of Conduct

Go to www.philasd.org/FACE/volunteer to read, print, and sign our standards of behavior agreement, called the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA State Criminal Background Check

Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp to fill out. Find directions on www.philasd.org/FACE/ volunteer.

  • FBI Background Check OR Signed Volunteer Affirmation

If you have NOT lived in PA for the past 10 years, go to www.pa.cogentid.com to obtain an FBI Background Check. If you HAVE lived in PA for the past 10 years, go to www.philasd.org/FACE/ volunteer to print and sign the Volunteer Affirmation.

  • Certificate of Volunteer Orientation Completion

You have 45 days from your volunteer start date to complete our Orientation, either online or in- person. Go to www.philasd.org/FACE/ volunteer to find both options. 

Volunteers must place their security clearance with Masterman's front office BEFORE they volunteer.  The criminal history and child abuse history clearances are now free for school volunteers.

Volunteering is your opportunity to help Masterman School run well, AND watch your students in action - whether in the morning before school, or during a lunch / recess session.  Parent/guardian volunteers helping in the early morning -- to watch students gathering on the patio, in the auditorium or in the cafeteria -- free Principal Brown and other administrative staff to prepare the school for the day. Volunteers helping during a lunch period put more adult eyes on the roof -- allowing our students a fuller use of the roof-top play area during their lunch/recess.

Questions about volunteering or security clearances? E-Mail Judy Mester (JudyMester67@yahoo.com)



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Mike Hoffberg,
Jan 28, 2018, 4:35 PM
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