Volunteer for Peace Camp

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the online volunteer form OR download and print the Volunteer Information Form (pdf) or

Submit by mail to:
The Peace and Justice Center
57 N. Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Submit in pdf form by e-mail to: 

Clearances required:

The following clearances are needed for volunteers over 18 who will have direct contact with children:

  1. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CCY113)
  2. Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers (SP-164A)
  3. (If you have lived outside Pennsylvania in the last 10 years) FBI Criminal Background Checks.

To apply for your clearances, you can request the first two forms through the following Pennsylvania Government Web sites:

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CCY113): https://www.dhs.pa.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Clearances/Pages/PA-Child-Abuse-History-Clearance.aspx

Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers (SP-164A): https://epatch.state.pa.us

You may call the FBI Background Check Unit at (717) 783-6211 for information about #3.

If you already have been cleared within the past five years, either for volunteering or employment, your clearances are still in effect and you simply need to submit a copy.

If you have not ever applied for these kinds of clearances, then because you are a new volunteer applicant your fees will be waived. Please don’t wait to obtain your clearances because the turnaround time can be up to 2 weeks.

Need help figuring this out? Call the Peace Center at (570) 823-9977 or email peacecamp@peaceandjusticecenter.com. Thank you very much for helping us create a safe environment!

Support Peace Camp!
Can you help with a monetary donation? Make checks payable to Peace and Justice Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania or donate using PayPal: