Volunteer Information

This page is for Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Volunteers.

Please visit the links below for important information.

• Volunteer Timekeeping – Volgistics

• Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet for Events and Service Projects

Clearance instructions for all volunteers:

  • Child Abuse History (free)
    • Go to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
    • Select “Create Individual Account.” When asked for a Keystone ID, you need to create your own user name. If you already have one, select "Individual Login" on the first screen.
    • Complete all of the appropriate boxes and a temporary password will be sent to the email address that you have provided. Once you have the password, you re-enter the website and complete the request for the clearance.
    • If a clearance is not issued immediately, you can log into your account at a later time to see the status of the request.
    • To be safe, check the box requesting a written copy of your clearance in the event that you have trouble printing it. Print 2 copies of the clearance, one for your personal records and one for the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check (free)
    • Go to https://epatch.pa.gov
    • Select “New Volunteer Record Check” and follow the prompts to complete the application
    • The security check is usually completed within a few minutes. Print 2 copies of the completed clearance form provided, one for your personal records and one for the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • FBI fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check
    • Only for those who have lived out of state within the past 10 years
    • Register at identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania .
    • Select Digital Fingerprinting.
    • The Service Code that is requested is 1KG6ZJ .
    • The fee can be paid using a credit or debit card. PTM may be able to partially or fully reimburse out-of-state and former out-of-state volunteers for this expense - please keep your receipt.
    • You may choose the most convenient site to go to be fingerprinted, the site list can be found at the above mentioned website.
    • A photo ID is required at the time of fingerprinting.
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