Thank you for wanting to volunteer!

East Main JAM ministry works because we have a great group of volunteers!  If you would like to be involved specifically in our children or youth ministries (JAM), please follow the detail instructions below.

Detailed Instructions for Clearances

PA state laws require that all non-profit volunteers and paid staff who work with children and youth  complete a series of clearances and have them on file with the organization.

Each adult volunteer will need to have the 5 following documents on file with our church to serve with children and youth:

  1. Completed East Main Church Child and Youth Certifications Form
  2. Copy of your original PA Child Abuse History Clearance report  - to apply online:
  3. Copy of your original PA State Police Criminal Record Check clearance report - to apply online: You must scroll to the bottom and check that you are applying for a volunteer position in order to have the $22 background check fee waived. It will then take you to an online form that you can complete for the background check.
  4. Copy of EITHER your East Main Presbyterian Church Long-Term Pennsylvania Resident Volunteer Exception Form OR your FBI Criminal Background Check which requires digital fingerprinting.  For the FBI Criminal Background Check (digital fingerprinting), go to and select "Get Fingerprinted." When prompted for a code, use service code 1KG6ZJ  (PA DHS Volunteer) and follow all of the necessary steps.  There is a fee involved. 
  5. Completed East Main Agreement to Mandatory Reporter Role & Responsibilities which confirms that you have read, understand, and will act in accordance with our Mandated Reporting in Pennsylvania documents.
  6. Completed Mandatory Reporter Agreement Form

If you have questions or need assistance with this process, please call  Assistant  Pastor for Faith Formation, Melissa Danielson at 724-458-8270. Thank you for making this investment in the safety, integrity, and excellence of our ministries with children and youth!

Babysitter Application & Information

Here at East Main we have lots of kids!  We have multiple small groups during the week that offer childcare and we need responsible, creative and energetic college students to provide hands-on child care.  If you are interested in applying, please see the informational flyer and application.

Babysitter Info Flyer

Babysitter Application