Scope and Purpose:

As an interfaith, community benefit agency, Project SHARE values recipient/volunteer engagement and appreciates our volunteers’ partnership with Project SHARE as we work to serve the Greater Carlisle community.

Pennsylvania State Law requires background checks for adult individuals (18 years of age or older) having direct contact with children. This is defined as the care, supervision, guidance or control of children AND routine interaction with children. Project SHARE requires that all volunteers working directly with children complete background checks in accordance with Pennsylvania law.

To see Project SHARE’s complete Volunteer Background check policy please click here.


PSP (Pennsylvania State Police) Criminal History:

  1. The record can be completed online: website:
  2. Cost: Effective July 25, 2015, the cost is waived for volunteers.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (PA Department of Public Welfare):

  1. The record can be completed online: website:

This is a multi-step process, so set aside ample time.

  1. Cost: Effective July 25, 2015, the cost is waived for volunteers.

FBI Fingerprint History (3M Cogent Fingerprinting Services)

  1. This is a two-step process- the first step is to register with 3M Cogent. This can only be done online: website:
  2. When the registration has been completed, an email will be sent providing the information required to go to a UPS Store for fingerprinting.
  3. The UPS Store forwards fingerprinting information electronically to the FBI for verification. The completed Fingerprint History is mailed to the volunteer’s address as registered.
  4. Cost: $25.75
  5. IMPORTANT NOTE: If a volunteer has resided in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years, an FBI Fingerprint History is not required. Instead the Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers can be completed.


Please turn all clearances into Meagan Smith, Volunteer Coordinator in person or by mail addressed to

Project SHARE

Attch. Meagan Smith

5 N. Orange St. Suite 4

Carlisle, PA 17013

All clearances will remain locked and confidential. Thank you for helping to make Project SHARE a safe place.