There are a few simple steps to complete in order to become a volunteer with LH Kids. We’d love to walk you through them!

Since our team interacts with children under the age of 18, all volunteers must submit background checks in order to be in compliance with PA State Law (CPSL 611).

Complete the 6-Steps below using a computer, not a mobile device.

Click on each step and follow the given instructions. If you have any questions, please reach out to our LH Kids Director, Cre Schweizer, at

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Volunteer Application

Start by filling out a volunteer application.

Make sure to select LH Kids from the list of ministries to let us know you are interested.
Go to Volunteer Application

PA Child Abuse Certification

Next, fill out the PA Child Abuse Certification form.

To access your completed certificate, enter your name exactly as you submitted it for the certification, along with the date you applied.
Go to PA Child Abuse Certification

PA Criminal Record Check

Next, fill out the PA Criminal Record Check.

Make sure to write down your login information as you will need it to access your certificate. Write down the Control number, EX. #(RL_____)
Go to PA Criminal Record Check

FBI Fingerprint Check

Next, set up an appointment to get your fingerprints checked

The cost of the appointment is $25, reimbursements are available. For reimbursement info email
Enter the following service code in the box in the middle of the page: 1KG6ZJ
Make sure to remember the email address and security question used to set up your account as you will need to access your account in order to retrieve your completed document.
Go to FBI Fingerprint Check

Email LH Kids Director Finished Forms

Email Finished Forms

Email your forms to
Please include LH Kids  Volunteer in the Subject Line

Kid Safe Training

Finally, you will need to attend a Kid Safe training

A staff member will contact you to schedule this training.
The training will be provided by Living Hope Ministry Leader(s) and takes about 1 hour to complete. The training will cover the CPSL 611 law. (Child Protective Services Law) and your responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter. Additional ministry specific protocols will be addressed.