About Volunteering

  • The Fox Chapel Area School District greatly appreciates all of our volunteers who provide much needed assistance to students and teachers in so many ways, from attending school field trips and musical competitions to athletic activities.

    Due to state law, all volunteers serving public schools must obtain three clearances. Infromation regarding these clearances including how to obtain them as well as all required forms can be found in the School Volunteer Manual.

    Thank you for your willingness to volunteer in the Fox Chapel Area School District! Your services are invaluable and much appreciated.

Volunteer Process

    • Prospective volunteers will need to submit their clearances via the Raptor System. The district will no longer accept hard copies of clearances nor emailed clearances to volunteers@fcasd.edu. However, this email address will still be active for volunteer questions.
    • When submitting clearances through Raptor, the prospective volunteer must have all three clearances ready for upload. All three are required for a successful submission.
    • Once submitted, clearances will continue to be verified by administration.
    • The submitted clearances must be the correct required clearances (please see “Submission of Clearances”). If a submitted clearance is one we do not accept, it will result in a delay to volunteer.
    • Once approved, volunteers will receive an email via Raptor. Volunteers will also receive an email from Raptor when their clearances are about to expire. The emails will automatically generate 90 days and 30 days prior to expiring.
    • The most significant change will be the new timeline for volunteer approval. Clearances will be verified at the beginning of every month AND only once a month. Provided that all information submitted is correct, prospective volunteers can anticipate a 30-60 day waiting period before being approved. See chart below.


  • Please be aware that volunteer approval takes up to 60 days from the date clearances are submitted via Raptor.

    Contact volunteers@fcasd.edu with any questions or concerns.