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We are always looking for volunteer coaches. Please contact the CYO Director to learn more.

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Volunteer Requirements

In order to volunteer with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), a person must complete all six (6) of the pre-requisites highlighted on this page.

This page was designed to make the process as streamlined and user-friendly as possible.

Click on the links to head directly to the page in question. Thank you.

Clearances & Courses


PA State Police Criminal Record Check

Results will be available within minutes.

  1. Print our your results for submission to the school.

  2. Renewal is required every 5 years.


PA Dept. of Welfare Child Abuse Clearance

Submit application online.

  1. Print our your results for submission to the school.

  2. Renewal is required every 5 years.

Create Child Welfare Account and complete via portal.

Federal Criminal Background Check


A Federal background check and fingerprinting is required for
non-school employees and all volunteers, who DO NOT live in PA,
or have lived outside of PA for 10 years. If you have lived in PA for
10 years (continuously), please print and sign the
Disclosure Statement.

Print our your results for submission to the school.

  1. If fingerprinting is necessary, pre-register here and use the code 1KG6ZJ.

  2. If not a volunteer, you will need to contact the Dept. of Human Services to determine the appropriate code: (717) 783-6211

  3. After entering the above code, click "Schedule or Manage Appointment" and enter the required information.

  4. Fingerprinting is a $25.25 fee. For locations, click here.


Protecting God's Children

Volunteers who have any contact with children are required
to complete parts one and two of the Safe Environment
training within 90 days of beginning their volunteer work.

Part I: Protecting God's Children (instructor-led) is offered
regularly at sites throughout the Archdiocese. The training provides
basic facts about child sexual abuse and adults’ roles in prevention.
Click to register.

Part II: The Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse (online),
is available online in English and Spanish. This training provides an
overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child
abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws. The training should take
you approximately one hour to complete. Click to register.


Act 24: Arrest & Conviction Record

Fill out form is described.

  1. Print our your results for submission to the school.

We are doing this to keep our kid's safe.

As we continue to do all we can to keep our children safe, also know that the Office for Child and Youth Protection provides services, resources and support toward healing for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and their families.

Victim services can be reached at 1 (888) 800-8780 or via email at

You can reach Kathleen at (215) 968-2685 x208 or with any questions regarding your own Volunteer Clearance.


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