Moon Township Pennsylvania • 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 • 412.262.1700

Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities



Volunteer

Mission

To provide opportunities for volunteerism and stewardship designed to improve the well-being of the volunteer and the community we serve.

Vision

Volunteers provide a vital community link. Moon Township promotes volunteerism as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, community services, and protected greenspace. The volunteer program gives one an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of friends, neighbors and the community. It provides opportunities for preservation and conservation of natural greenspace and serves to provide ways for people to connect with nature and the outdoors.

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Military groups, Corporations & Businesses, RMU students, Church Groups, Community Organizations, Individuals, *Teens, Senior Citizens- Moon Senior Connection, Rhema, OLSH and MASD service hours for Key Club, Band, Athletics, National Jr. and Sr. Honor Societies, University Clubs, Greek Life.

Volunteer Opportunities: 2021-events coming soon

  • Environmental & Outdoor Opportunities (Parks & Trails)
  • MPR Volunteer Youth League Coaches- Flag Football, Rec Basketball
  • Community Service – court ordered (must schedule)

Get Started

If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities above, here’s how the process works:

Tell us about yourself- Fill out this quick Volunteer Interest Form . It will help us learn about you and find the volunteer opportunity that fits you best.

Find the opportunity that fits your interests - Our Community Outreach Coordinator Lauren Madison will work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests.

ACT 153 Clearances for Volunteers

Act 153 defines volunteers as any adult applying for an unpaid position as a volunteer responsible for:

  • the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children.
  • All volunteers who are subject to background check clearances are required to re-certify their clearances every FIVE years.

Act 153 requires volunteers to obtain the following clearances:

  • Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police:

    Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp. There is NO CHARGE for requests for the purpose of volunteering. When you visit the website, click the yellow box "New Record Check" (Volunteers only).

  • Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services:
    Apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS. Once you create an account you will receive an email with your password. Log in to the website and complete the clearance application. There is NO COST for volunteers. Verification can take up to 14 days and applicants can choose to receive notification via email, mailed to their home address, or both.

  • An affidavit may be accepted in lieu of the fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent if:
    • • The position the volunteer is applying for is an unpaid position, and The volunteer has not lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.

    • Additionally, a fingerprint-based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if:
      • • The position the volunteer is applying for is a paid position, OR The volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.
      • • Applicants MUST register at uenroll.identigo.com

    Report of Criminal History from PA State Police epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

    Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

    A fingerprint-based Federal Criminal History is required if a volunteer 18+ has NOT resided continously in PA for the past 10 years. If the volunteer HAS resided continuously in PA for past 10 years, a disclosure statement must be signed before volunteering. https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm


    Make It Moon!

    Volunteer to make a difference in your community!

    For more more information, contact:
    Lauren Madison, Community Outreach Coordinator
    lmadison@moontwp.us
    412.262.1703 X402



    Additional Volunteer Opportunities

    Other ways to be involved around Moon Township include the following:

    Township Advisory Boards and Councils
    Advisory boards and councils help the township better understand the needs and desires of residents, business owners and developers. Residents who serve on these committees are advocates for the people of Moon Township; each member brings with them their own experiences, advice and input which can be influential when township supervisors vote on ordinances and make policy decisions. Click here for more information.

    Moon Community Access Television
    Moon Community Access Television is a community-based network of public access, educational and governmental programming owned and operated by the Township of Moon. MCA-TV relies on volunteers to produce, edit and star in locally-produced programs and is always looking for new volunteers and program ideas. Visit MCA-TV to learn more.

    Environmental Advisory Council
    Moon Township’s Environmental Advisory Council works to improve and protect the quality of the environment throughout the township. The EAC participates in and holds several events throughout the year that help promote a community environmental program, including the township’s annual recycling day, quarterly electronics collections, road clean-ups and participation in Moon Parks and Recreation’s annual Earth Day event. To learn more about volunteering with the EAC, contact Lora Dombrowski at 412.262.1700 or ldombrowski@moontwp.us.

    Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company
    The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members to join them in serving and protecting the community. Interested residents are invited to learn more about becoming a volunteer firefighter by visiting one of the township’s fire stations on Mondays at 7 p.m. when the department conducts its weekly meeting. Visit MTVFC to learn more.

    • Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road
    • Downes Station, at the intersection of Beaver Grade Road and Ewing Road
    • Carnot Station, between Carnot Road and University Boulevard (behind McDonald’s)
    • Boggs Run, Spring Run Road Extension across from Baker Fields

    Moon Township Public Library
    moonlibrary.org

    Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs
    Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs, operated by the Felician Sisters of North America, focuses on actively revitalizing a 395-unit complex, home to nearly 700 people in Moon Township. Volunteers are welcome to assist the staff and children in many ways, including homework and activity help at the after school program, serving and clean up at the monthly community pasta dinners, tutoring for the adult GED program, summer kids camp activities, development and fundraising, and community gardening. Visit Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs to learn more.



    Volunteers Make It Moon!

    Moon Township thanks the many volunteers who make a difference in our community. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Get In Touch

Contact Information

Municipal Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
412.262.1700


Fill out the form below to get in touch with a member of our townships staff. Or reach us by email at moontwp@moontwp.com or by phone at 412.262.1700.