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Indiana Little League Approved Volunteer SOP

Indiana Little League’s goal is to be compliant with LL International, Federal, State, and Local agencies.  The safety of the children that we coach will always be our number one priority.  We appreciate you taking the time to complete the steps to be an approved volunteer. This process does take some time, but it is well worth the enjoyment you’ll get while making a positive impact on your players life.  We appreciate you taking the time to execute the following steps. 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Thanks,
Bryan Force

1.    2020 Little League Volunteer Application

The first requirement is the Annual Little League Volunteer Application. The LL Volunteer Application is completed online and processed through a 3rd party – JDP (JD Palestine)The LL Volunteer Application is required by Little League International

1.    “Log in” to Create or Go to your User Account at www.indianalittleleague.com

2.       Sign up as a Volunteer in your area of interest (Manager, Coach, Concessions, etc.).

3.       Enter your preferred email address to be used for all Indiana LL communications.

 

Please Note: Indiana LL requests JDP to perform the Required LL Background Checks periodically (e.g. weekly or bi-weekly) in batches (more than one Volunteer).

a.       The Volunteer will receive an email from Indiana LL with a “link” to complete the Volunteer Application (the email will be sent from either James D. Carmella or Matthew T. Budash).

b.       Click on the “Link” and complete ALL requested information promptly as the Link expires in 14 days.

c.       Indiana LL routinely monitors completion progress of LL Volunteer Application Clearances requested and will contact a Volunteer only if there is a concern with his/her Clearance.

 

 

 

  1. PA Act 153 Clearances

The next 3 steps are required in order to comply with PA ACT 153.   The Pennsylvania Act 153 Clearance is one of the latest background check solutions for Pennsylvania organizations. The State of Pennsylvania has taken a huge step in keeping children safe by passing the PA Act 153 of 2014. This law helps to ensure that any adults who come in contact with children, either paid employees or unpaid volunteers, complete a comprehensive, and regularly updated, child abuse and Criminal Background Check.

 

1.      PA State Police (PSP) Criminal Records Check

Get Started by Clicking on the Link below:            

https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

                Click on- New Record Check (Volunteers Only)

2.      PA Child Abuse Clearance

Get Started by clicking on the Link Below:                            

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Either "Log In" or "Create an Account"

 

3.      FBI Fingerprint

If the Volunteer has NOT resided in PA for the Past 10 consecutive years. Click on: DHS Volunteer

Description: An individual applying for or holding an unpaid position as a volunteer with a child-care service, a school or a program, activity or service, as a person responsible for the child's welfare or having direct volunteer contact with children.

Service Code: 1KG6ZJ

Applicant Type: DHS Volunteer

Note: Appointments to be fingerprinted are not required, but pre‐registration is required either online or by phone. To register online, please go to www.Identogo.com; by telephone please call 1-844-321-2101 and listen to the options menu.

If the Volunteer HAS resided in PA for the Past 10 consecutive years. Use FBI Fingerprint Affidavit- FBI Affidavit Form

FBI Fingerprint Waiver.docx

Please Note:

a)      PA Act 153 requirements are valid for 5 years from the date of issue

b)     A “New” Volunteer must obtain and provide or provide existing “Current” (All 3) -  PA Act 153 credentials.

c)      A “Returning” Volunteer must maintain “Current” PA Act 153 credentials and will be notified if existing certifications are out of date.

d)     WHEN ALL THREE (3) CLEARANCES ARE OBTAINED THEY MUST BE EMAILED IN ONE (1) EMAIL ALONG WITH THE PA Act 31/PA ACT 126 CERTIFICATION (see Item 3, below) ) & A VOLUNTEER PHOTO (see below)  TO THE LEAGUE’S COMPLIANCE OFFICER – Matthew T, Budash at [email protected]

 

 

 

3. Federal Requirement – Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting

The next step is required to comply with the Federal Requirement for Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse.   Compliance is achieved by completing the PA ACT 31/PA Act 126 Certification.   All Volunteer Team Managers and Team Coaches MUST be in compliance with PA Act 31 / PA Act 126 to satisfy Federal Regulations for Child Protection & Mandatory Reporting enacted in 2018 (Optional for all Other Volunteers)

Act 126 of 2012 ("Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training") amended the Public-School Code of 1949 to mandate that all school entities and independent contractors of school entities provide their employees who have direct contact with children with a minimum of three hours of training every five years on child abuse and sexual misconduct recognition and reporting.

Compliance with PA Act 31 / PA Act 126 requires three (3) Hours of Training and can be obtained in one (1) of two (2) ways:

1.    Attend a PA Act 31 / PA Act 126 Training Class set-up by Indiana LL, or

2.       Register and Complete the PA Act 31 / PA Act 126 Training On-Line at the PA Child Welfare Center Website at this link:

 

Please Note:

a) PA Act 31/PA Act 126 requirements are valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

b) A “New” Volunteer must obtain and provide or provide existing “Current” PA Act 31/PA Act 126 credentials.

c) A “Returning” Volunteer must maintain “Current” PA Act 31/PA Act 126 credentials and will be notified if existing certifications are out of date.

d) WHEN THE PA ACT 31/PA ACT 126 CERTIFICATION IS OBTAINED IT MUST BE EMAILED IN ONE (1) EMAIL ALONG WITH THE PA ACT 153 CLEARANCES (see Item 2, above) & A VOLUNTEER PHOTO (see below) TO THE LEAGUE’S COMPLIANCE OFFICER – Matthew T, Budash at [email protected]

Volunteer Photo

 

The last volunteer requirement is sending us your photo.  This photo will go on your ID badge.  This badge is to be worn when you are in the dugout or on the field.  This shows the parents in attendance that the person coaching their kids has completed the requirements and is an approved volunteer.  Please send a selfie to [email protected] and we will get your badge printed. 

Congratulations.  You are now an approved volunteer!! 





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