Need Your Safe Sanctuary / Volunteer Clearances?

Need Your Safe Sanctuary / Volunteer Clearances?


Are you interested in volunteering with Hempfield UMC and need to complete your clearances? There are a couple of things that you need to know.

  1. If you’re new to the church, we want to get to know you. We do ask that people spend 6 months with the church before they begin to volunteer.
  2. We need a few pieces of information from you. There are 3 clearances we need to obtain, and usually all 3 are free:
    1. Your PA State Police Criminal Background Check
    2. Your PA Childline Child Abuse Clearance Check
    3. FBI background check (fingerprints ~$25) or a letter certifying that you have lived in PA continuously for the last 10 years.
  3. After that, you will need to attend a Safe Sanctuary training or view the video of the training.

Here are the steps, the original printouts of each must be provided to Michele Kassees before you can begin volunteering:

  • Go to
    • Click on the yellow “New Record Check” button for volunteers (Safari users on Mac or iPad/iPhone may need to use Chrome)
    • Complete the new record.
    • Email it or print it for Michele Kassees
  • Go to
    • Create an individual account as a volunteer, sub purpose of “Other: Religious Organization”
    • Email or print the results and bring it to Michele Kassees
  • Lastly, FBI background check and fingerprints or a letter

If you have additional questions, contact our Welcome Director, Michele Kassees.