Volunteer Forms and Clearances

We are happy that you are considering offering your volunteer services to assist our students! With the support of volunteers, the opportunity to meet the individual needs of each child is greatly increased. GMCS encourages parents/guardians and other members of our community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with our students. Community volunteers in our schools enrich the educational program and strengthen our school’s relationships with homes, businesses, public agencies and private institutions. The education of our youth takes a community effort. Caring members of our community bring new energies and resources into our schools, and expand the walls of the classroom. Those wishing to volunteer are required to complete a few forms. Completion of the following forms ensure the safety of our students and comply with state and federal law as well as charter school regulations.

In order to volunteer within GMCS or to chaperone a field trip, please complete the following:

  1. Pennsylvania State Background Clearance Check
  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

Volunteer FBI Background Check

All school volunteers must now obtain a volunteer Service Code from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). This change is in response to a bulletin issued by DHS that indicates all individuals governed by the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) must obtain clearances through DHS. This change includes all public, private, and nonpublic school volunteers. To obtain a volunteer Service Code, individuals must contact DHS directly at 1-877-371-5422 or RA-PWCPSLQUESTIONS@pa.gov

Join our team today and become a volunteer!