Central Dauphin School District uses two processes for identifying visitors to the schools. Volunteer Badges are used for visitors who are routinely in the schools. Temporary Visitor Badges are for occasional/one-time visitors. Please see instructions for both processes below.


    • Volunteer Badges are necessary for the following reasons:
    • Chaperoning Field Trips
    • School Dances
    • Athletic Activities
    • Summer Sports Camps
    • Unpaid Coaching
    • School Play or Music Related Activities
    • Band Volunteers
    • Class Volunteer/Instructional Aid (does not include class parties)
    • Routine Interaction with Students

    Temporary Visitor Badges are necessary for the following reasons:

    • Class Parties
    • Parades
    • School Conferences (if held during school hours)
    • Career Days
    • Lunchtime Visits (if infrequent)
    • Back to School Nights
    • School Assemblies
    • School Concerts (if the concert is during school hours)

    If you are entering the school during regular school hours for one of the Temporary Visitor Badge reasons, you will need to produce your drivers license to be processed through the School Gate Guardian system. Once cleared, you will be given a Temporary Visitor badge. This badge is valid for one visit. Please wear the sticker in a visible location.


    Act 34 – PA Criminal History Record Check – Free (Click here for example of results) 
    Submit the request online at the PA State Police PATCH website at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp. The results should be printed and presented to the school district for review prior to employment. The report presented for review shall be no more than 1 year old.

    Act 151 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance - Free (Click here for example of results)
    Submit the request online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis. The original report must be presented to the school district for review prior to employment. The report presented for review shall be no more than 1 year old.

    Act 114 – FBI Criminal History Report - Fee charged
    Clearance only needed if not a PA resident for the past 10 years
    Information and registration are available at https://uenroll.identogo.com/. When prompted for a service code enter information below and complete all the information.
    Service Code:  1KG6ZJ     Applicant Type:  DHS VOLUNTEER LINK
    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.
    Department:  Department of Human Services
    You will then be given a number to take with you to your local Identigo center. An FBI clearance used for employment can also be used as a FBI volunteer clearance.

    Once clearances have been obtained, call 717-545-4703 extension 3 or email cdbadging@cdschools.org and leave your name and contact number.  Someone will return the call to arrange an appointment for the original documents to be reviewed by the Central Dauphin School District Police (CDSDP).  Instructions will be provided on how to obtain a Central Dauphin School District provided Volunteer Badge. The volunteer will keep the original documents. 

    Volunteer Information