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Volunteer for Kid Summer Food Kick-Off

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1 N Linden St

1 North Linden Street

Duquesne, PA 15110

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We are seeking skilled volunteers to commit one full-day to help the Food Bank connect with our Summer Food Service Program sites during their first week of operation. The volunteer monitors will support the work of the Food Bank as it acts as a sponsor of the USDA and PA Department of Education (PDE) administered Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Each volunteer will assist with conducting in-person monitoring visits to one of our 80 Summer Food Program sites providing food to kids throughout Allegheny County to ensure sites are in compliance with USDA regulations.

Volunteers should arrive at the Food Bank at 8:30am.

8:30 am - 10:30 am: Training (light refreshments will be provided)

10:30am - 1:30pm: Drive to assigned site to complete the required monitoring

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Report back to the Food Bank for a late lunch and report back on site observations

All volunteers must have completed clearances for state and federal criminal and child abuse background checks. Clearances should be submitted to no later than Monday, June 24, 2019. See below for more information.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and be able to perform the assigned tasks.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please park in our parking lot located in the front of our building off of Grant St.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from my assigned food service site?

You will have the option to drive your own vehicle or ride in a Food Bank vehicle. If riding in a Food Bank vehicle, you will be dropped off at the site shortly before meal service begins and picked up shortly after meal service ends.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at, with any concerns or questions.

What should I wear?

Children will be present, so dress accordingly. Please wear comfortable, casual clothing (e.g. jeans, sundresses, and capris are acceptable; shorts, short dresses, athletic wear, and tank tops should be avoided). Many sites are outdoors, so please dress appropriate for the weather.

How do I obtain my clearances?

The following are the required clearances:

  1. PA Criminal Background Check / Act 34 (No fee for volunteers)

  2. Child Abuse Clearance / Act 33 (No Fee for volunteers)

  3. FBI Fingerprints ($22 Fee, but the Food Bank will reimburse you with cash if you bring your receipt on the day of the volunteer event.

Directions on obtaining the PA Criminal Background Check (Act 34)

  1. Go to

  2. On the home page, click on “New Record Check (Volunteers only)

  3. Read the terms and conditions, check the box, and click the accept button at the bottom of the page.

  4. Fill out your personal information and follow any other necessary directions

  5. You should get the results of your background check instantly. Make sure you print out the certificate at the end (by clicking the control number) to give to us. If you are not able to print, save the certificate as a PDF file and email it to us.

Directions on obtaining the Child Abuse Clearance (Act 33)

  1. Go to

  2. If you do not have an account with the Child Welfare Portal, create an individual account.

  3. Once you create an account, follow the directions. The results of the clearance should be provided within two weeks.

Directions on obtaining the FBI Fingerprints

  1. Go to

  2. Scroll down the page and click on “Digital Fingerprinting” under “Enrollment Services”.

  3. Type in the service code: 1kg6zj

  4. Click on “Schedule and Manage Appointment”

  5. Fill out the form and follow the necessary directions.

  6. Once you schedule your appointment and know what location to go to, try to keep your appointment.

  7. Once you have your fingerprints done, you will get your results in about four to six weeks in the mail. Bring in your receipt and we will reimburse you.

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