Any and all staff and volunteers must be KidsSafe certified before working with children or youth. Generally, our volunteers have been regularly attending Riverstone for six months before volunteering to serve in Children’s Ministry.

KidsSafe Procedure:

  1. Complete the KidsSafe Volunteer Application.
  2. Read the KidsSafe Handbook and bring it with you when you attend a KidsSafe training session.
  3. Return the applications with the folder to Janet Miller or bring them to the Children’s Ministry office temporarily located in Portable 204.
  4. If you have any questions or concerns about KidsSafe, please contact .

KidsSafe Resources:

The following links are for those in the process of getting KidsSafe.  Please be sure to follow directions carefully.  Contact  if you have any questions.

  1. Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Criminal History Clearance
  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services
  3. FBI Clearance
    Instructions: Copy and paste the below link into your browser.
    Must use Internet Explorer ONLY (Do not use the web browsers Chrome, Safari or Firefox)
    Next click "Register Online" and follow the instructions.

When you receive reports and/or certificates back from any of the above, be sure to keep a copy for yourself. The office will be unable to make copies.

In addition, the following locations are equipped to fingerprint you for your FBI clearance. You must register on-line first.

Fingerprinting Locations

If you are a volunteer and have been a resident of PA for over 10 consecutive years, you may sign the statement below in place of the FBI fingerprint clearance.

Statement of Volunteer

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