• Volunteering in Pittsburgh Public Schools


    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS)! We appreciate the added support our many dedicated volunteers provide to our schools and students.

    Volunteering for the First Time at PPS?

    In accordance with State law, the District has adopted a Volunteer Clearance Policy. These requirements are in effect for all volunteers.

    Prior to volunteering at a school or on a school trip, a volunteer must complete and submit the following to their child’s school:
    • A TB test is also required to volunteer in PreK classrooms.


    * There may be a fee if you have requested free clearances within 5 years.
    ** Ensure you request clearances through the PA Department of Education (PDE).

    Already a volunteer at PPS?

    If a parent or community member was previously cleared to volunteer prior to 2017, they must renew and submit their Pennsylvania Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Criminal History and their FBI Criminal History Report OR Pennsylvania Resident form and Waiver Request to your school or the Title Programs Office in order to be eligible to volunteer.

    Have questions?

    If you have questions, please see your school’s secretary or FACE coordinator. They can help you determine if you have all of the appropriate documentation to volunteer. Additionally, please refer to this flyer for more information.