Volunteering at Sunset Valley

Norwin uses Safe Kids, an online system that streamlines the acquisition, processing, and tracking of background checks and clearances for District employees, substitutes, volunteers, club sponsors, boosters and contractors. Safe Kids is the District's means of tracking and approving Clearance and Background check information. For additional information about the Safe Kids system, click here to access Norwin's website or scroll to the bottom of this page to download a FAQ sheet provided by Norwin.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of the Sunset Valley PTA  
  • Must provide Act 34 clearance (criminal background) 
  • Must provide Act 151 clearance(child abuse) 
  • FBI Fingerprinting if not a PA resident for 10 continuous years OR waiver if you have been a PA resident for 10 years
  • Must upload all clearance documentation to Safe Kids Norwin
  • Must agree to volunteer training guideline on Safe Kids 
  • Once clearances accepted in Safe Kids, you must get a Volunteer Badge

Criminal Background and Child Abuse background checks can be done online and are offered at NO COST for volunteers in the state of PA.  Click links below to complete clearances:



The FBI fingerprinting check is $27.00.  The registration can be done online at PA COGENT.  If you have been a PA resident for 10 continuous years, the FBI check is not needed, however you must complete the waiver provided by the school.

Click here to access the FBI fingerprinting waiver.  

Have questions about volunteering?  Check FAQ for more info.  

PTA Website,
Sep 3, 2016, 3:00 PM