Volunteer Opportunities

  • Hamburg Area School District is now accepting volunteer applications for specific events. Volunteers must follow a NEW, online process for submitting volunteer paperwork regardless of past status. Submit an online application to volunteer for one of the events listed at the bottom of this page. You will be prompted to upload applicable background clearances with your application. Please have all clearances in your possession and saved as PDF documents before starting the application process! 

    All volunteers must be Board approved before they can assist. Board approval will follow the closest Board Meeting after complete submission of required documents. Volunteers may assist district-wide once approved, provided custody arrangements do not prohibit a specific location. Volunteers who prefer to help at specific locations will have the ability to communicate their preferences within the application. 

    Volunteers approved in 2021/2022 may communicate interest in newly posted events by logging into their Frontline account and updating their application for the specific event. Approved volunteers do not need to submit additional documents or information, they will simply select the new event under the volunteer section for open vacancies and save. 

    Please contact the Director of Human Resources if you require assistance. 

I'm ready to Apply! How Do I Get Started?

  • Step 1: Please review the following documents before completing any of the required forms:

    Step 2: Obtain Your Background Clearances (All 3 clearances must be submitted with your online application. Below are links to each website/form required.):

    1. Act 151 PA Child Abuse Certification (free of charge) - In most cases, you will receive an electronic certificate as soon as you submit. Be sure to save the PDF certificate to your computer!
    2. Act 34 PA Criminal History Verification (free of charge) - You will receive an electronic certificate as soon as you submit. Be sure to save the PDF certificate to your computer!
    3. Volunteer Affirmation Form (free of charge) - Submit this form instead of the Act 114/FBI clearance if you have resided in PA for 10+ consecutive years. THIS FORM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF IT IS SIGNED ELECTRONICALLY. PLEASE PRINT, SIGN WITH A PEN, AND SCAN TO YOUR COMPUTER).

      If you have NOT resided in PA for 10+ consecutive years you must submit the
      Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History report. (Cost is $23.85. (Use code 1KG6Y3 when registering for your FBI clearance. Submit for employment purposes with an Education Institution. DO NOT select the Department of Human Services. Your FBI clearance must reflect a UEID number that starts with "UZSV". Clearances with a "TIN" number cannot be accepted/verified.)

      Important: Do NOT submit receipts with your application. Only PDF files containing the actual certificate will be accepted. You must submit the unofficial copy of your FBI report, not your Identogo Receipt. 

    Step 3: Submit your online volunteer application and upload your 3 background clearances:

    Step 4: Once you fully submit your application you will receive 3 emails with links to the following documents. Each document must be executed electronically:
    • Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Certification
    • Board Policy 806, Child Abuse
    • Board Policy 916, School Volunteers
    Step 5: Wait for Board approval. You will be notified via email once you have been approved to volunteer.
    Please note: the District will not provide you with copies of your clearances. Please keep copies of your records!

Athletics/Coach Volunteers

  • In addition to the required volunteer forms, volunteer coaches must complete a number of certified training courses. All courses below will be offered to you free of charge through the District's SafeSchools account:

    • Concussion Awareness: Athletes (due annually)
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes (due annually)

    The Concussion and Cardiac Arrest certificates are not required until you have been Board approved. A SafeSchools account will be created for you and you will receive an email notification with the assigned courses to complete. 

    Required Courses - due within 24 months of start date

    • Fundamentals of Coaching
    • First Aid

    Pennsylvania law mandates that all coaches complete a basic coaching education program as well as a First Aid course within 24 months of becoming a coach. These courses are offered FREE OF CHARGE THROUGH THE HASD SAFESCHOOLS ACCOUNT. To set up your free SafeSchools account, please contact the Director of Human Resources. If you have already completed these courses, please upload your valid certificate of completion with your volunteer application.  

    IMPORTANT! When applying for a coaching position, you must create a Coach Profile on the Pennsylvania, Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) website. The profile process requires you to upload your background clearances and course certificates. 

Volunteer Opportunities







    Athletic Head/Assistant Coach Volunteers


    Middle School 7th Grade Field Trip to Washington, D.C. (Closed to new applicants) 5/25/2022
    Perry 1st Grade Field Trip: Zoo America (Closed) 5/25/2022


    2nd Grade Field Trip: Landis Valley Museum (Closed)




    4th Grade Field Trip to Harrisburg: State Capital & William Penn Museum (Closed)



    5th Grade Field Trip to Crystal Cave (Closed)



    1st Grade Field Trip: Zoo America  (Closed)


    Tilden 3rd Grade Field Trip: Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (Closed) 5/24/2022


    4th Grade Field Trip to Harrisburg: State Capital & William Penn Museum (Closed)




    5th Grade Field Trip to Crystal Cave (Closed)



General Information

  • Am I considered a volunteer or a visitor?

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Hamburg Area School District (HASD). Volunteers play a vital role in many programs and activities around the District! Before getting started, please reference the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Volunteers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which outlines the definition of a "volunteer". 

    How long can I volunteer for the District once approved?

    Once you have become a Board-approved volunteer, you will remain an active volunteer until the expiration of your clearances (generally 5 years), or until you terminate your volunteer status. Ninety days prior to expiration of your clearances you will be receive an email notification from Frontline Central that your clearances are nearing expiration. As long as you provide your renewed clearances before they expire, you will NOT be prompted to submit a new application and go through the Board approval process again.