The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown have new requirements for volunteers working with children.

Below you will find links to documents and websites with necessary information for anyone volunteering in our school. All volunteers must complete/provide proof of the following checks and clearances.

Completed paperwork must be turned in to the school office at least one month prior to volunteering at the school.  For example, if you would like to volunteer for a field trip on May 15th, volunteer requirements and paperwork must be completed and submitted to the school office by April 15th.

Apply on your own

Provide proof of completion to LHCS

Return Form


Complete only if you have not been a resident of PA for the last 10 years

Diocesan Requirements

Return all Forms to LHCS

Child Abuse Clearance

(Act 151)

Criminal History Check

(Act 34)

LHCS Explanation

Arrest/ Conviction Record

(Act 24)

Finger- printing

(Act 114)



Diocesan Youth Protection Training

Volunteer Application

Ministry Reference Form

Code of Conduct

Criminal Background Authorization Form

Requirements Checklist

Diocesan Explanation

(Start Here)

Mandated Reporter Course