Mentoring & Volunteering

A variety of opportunities to volunteer within our schools and with various school organizations exists, and the South Western School District recognizes that the success of our learners depends on the help of the entire community.


A district-wide mentoring program also exists at South Western. If you are interested in more information about becoming one of our mentors, please see the flyer or contact Jessie Gobrecht, Emory H. Markle Middle School Counselor, with specific questions about the mentoring program.

2021-2022 - District Volunteer Notice

New District Volunteers: Please complete the New Volunteer Registration Packet found below. Submit the completed packet and all required clearances to the Administration Office Receptionist for verification. Volunteers will be contacted after the verification process has been completed (which may take up to five (5) business days).

Required Clearances:

  • PA State Police Criminal History
  • PA Child Abuse History
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Check or Volunteer Verification Exemption Form

Volunteer Renewals: Please complete the Volunteer “Renewal” Form found below. Submit the completed form to the Administration Office Receptionist in order to renew your volunteer status with the district. A valid driver’s license or state ID will be required in order to complete the renewal process. At this time, you will receive your updated district issued photo ID badge.

Any volunteer that was ACTIVE for the 2019-2020 school year will not be penalized for not completing the renewal process during 2020-2021 school year, and their clearances will remain valid for a period of sixty (60) months from the issue date on the respective clearance.

Please note that all SWSD Athletic Volunteer Coaches require Board approval. Please contact the High School Athletic Office for the necessary Volunteer Coach forms.

 If you have additional questions, please contact the Administration Office Receptionist at 717-632-2500.

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