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Requirements for Volunteers

YOU DON'T GET TO VOLUNTEER QUITE LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE.

Why Should I Become a Volunteer?

Little League Baseball and Softball is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organizaation remains structured and runs smoothly. Your local Little League program is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. By reading further, you will discover that the benefits of volunteering are endless. You will also gain a better understanding of why you should become involved, who volunteers are, what you can do, and how you can sign up.

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

  1. Complete a volunteer application online through the Lewisburg Little League website.
  2. From your internet browser go to https://www.lewisburgll.org/.  
  3. Click the Green and White LOGIN button to log in or register
  4. Enter your email address, name, and desired password.
  5. Click Register Myself.
  6. Click Volunteer or Team Staff.
  7. Click Baseball or Softball and the associated division you wish to volunteer through.
  8. Click View Opportunities.
  9. Click Sign Up A Registered User.
  10. Click on Your Profile Name.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. Enter all Contact Information
  13. Answer all 4 required questions in the Additional Information section, and upload the following by clicking on the + next to each option:
  •  Government Issued ID.  Must be valid at the start of the season.  If your ID is set to expire during the season, an updated copy of the ID must be uploaded upon receipt later in the season.
  •  Additional State Required Clearances which have been completed no longer than 5 years prior to the date of application.
  •  PA State Police Criminal History.  A PA State Police Request for Criminal History Check can be obtained here if you do not have a valid one when applying.
  • To apply, visit https://epatch.state.pa.us/.  
  • Click New Record Check.
  • Check the box under the Volunteer Acknowledgement Section.
  • Click Accept.
  • Complete the Personal Information screen and click Next.
  • Click Proceed.
  • Complete the Record Request Form and click Enter Check Request Form.
  • Click Finished.
  • Click Submit.

    PA Certification of Child Abuse Clearance History.  A PA Child Abuse Clearance History can be obtained here if you do not have a valid one when applying. CONDITIONAL – If you have lived outside of Pennsylvania in the past 10 years, you must provide a FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Clearance by obtaining here if you do not have a valid one when applying.

  14. Training Certifications
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N.    Click View/Accept to accept the terms of applying to volunteer by completing the sections presented.

O.   Click Continue.

P.    Send an email to [email protected] to confirm you have completed the application process.  Lewisburg Little League will then verify all your information and formally submit your application for the final background check process to JDP.


For more information, visit:

A.    Pennsylvania State Volunteer Requirements for the State of Pennsylvania Laws for Volunteers in Little League.  

B.    Keep Kids Safe.

 

Step 2:   Complete the information you will receive from JDP on behalf of Lewisburg Little League within a few days of emailing in Step 1.P. above.  Lewisburg Little League will confirm you should have received an email from JDP upon submitting your information. 

 

Step 3:  Upon Lewisburg Little League receiving notice that your background check is complete, you will receive an email that you are approved to volunteer. 

Step 4: Lewisburg Little League and all of the leagues volunteers are required by Federal Law to follow the guidelines SafeSport. This national law makes it a crime for an individual involved in a national governing body sports organization, including Little League, to ignore, or not report to law enforcement, any reason to suspect an act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours. There are certain requirements from the SafeSport Act that Little League International and all local league program must adhere to: 

1.     Reporting of Sexual Abuse involving a minor to the proper authorities. All volunteers of a local league are now mandated reporters and could face criminal charges if the league chooses to ignore, or not report to the proper authorities, any witnessed act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.

2.     Local leagues must be aware of the proper procedures to report sexual abuse in their state. Please reference LittleLeague.org/ChildAbuse.

3.     Leagues must adopt a policy that prohibits retaliation on “good faith” reports of child abuse.

4.     Leagues must adopt a policy that limits one-one-one contact with minors.

5.     Leagues are highly encouraged to complete the below Abuse Awareness training provided FREE by USA Baseball and SafeSport. You will need to create an account and "add the course" to your cart, check out and then view the course. 



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