Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Clearances

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Bache-Martin!

Starting the 2017-2018 school year, the Philadelphia School District requires that ALL adults that wish to volunteer in a public school, complete the following Volunteer Package - five documents that are made up of state-required clearances, a Volunteer Code of Conduct, and a Certificate of Volunteer Orientation Completion. 

Please note: volunteers working in the school, while school is not in session, do not need security clearances.

Getting Started

Please complete, and bring it to the main office (if you've volunteered in the past, we already have your Child Abuse History Clearance, and Criminal Background Check!)



Please complete, and bring it to the main office (if you've volunteered in the past, we already have your Child Abuse History Clearance, and Criminal Background Check!)

  1. If you are new to volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Application. 
  2. Please sign the  Volunteer Code of Conduct (also available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Khmer, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese )
  3. Child Abuse History Clearance**   (please bring the original report!)
  4. PA State Criminal Background Check **
  5. FBI Background Check   ($21.35), OR Signed Volunteer Affirmation Letter  ( The letter can be filled only if you've lived in PA for 10+ years; also available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Khmer, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese)
  6. Certificate of Volunteer Orientation Completion (can be done in person , or via this online orientation ).  You have 45 days from your volunteer start date to complete the Volunteer Orientation.


 **As for July 25, 2015, the Child Abuse History Clearance and the Criminal Background Check are available FREE of charge for volunteering purposes, and they are valid for 60 months (5 years). Click here for more detailed instructions on how to obtain the child abuse and criminal background check clearances, or click on the buttons to the right Clearances obtained for employment purposes are acceptable for volunteer purposes.


PLEASE COMPLETE THIS VOLUNTEER PACKAGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so you can be ready to help Bache-Martin in whatever ways are needed.

If you have any questions about clearances and how to get them, please read the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here If you have additional questions, please email Aimee