East Side Little League

Little League Volunteer Form and Background Check

Each year, all volunteers are required to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with players. All Volunteer Applications are strictly confidential. SS# IS MANDATORY.

New Volunteer Form
Returning Volunteer Form

The completed forms may be scanned and emailed to volunteer@eastsidell.org or mailed to ESLL Volunteer, PO Box 2101, West Chester, PA 19380

PA State Background Checks

PA Act 153 of 2014, which was amended on July 1, 2015 by PA Act 15 of 2015, requires very specific background checks for volunteers of youth serving organizations.

All volunteers are required to complete the following and provide copies to ESLL beginning in the 2016 Spring Season:
1) Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) at no cost https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
2) Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services no cost https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
3) Fingerprint based FBI criminal history clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services cost-$25.75 for volunteers that have not been PA residents for the past 10 years www.pa.cogentid.com//index_dpw.htm - OR - A signed and notarized affidavit of residency (form download)

These clearances are standard throughout PA and required for organizations like school volunteers, Scouting, and other youth groups. The clearances are transferrable so only copies need to be provided if you've gotten them for any other organization. The reports only display that the volunteer is allowed to work with youth. These clearances need to be renewed and submitted every five years.

More information can be found at http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm For any other questions, please contact Brett Whitten, ESLL Executive Director.

Clearances can be downloaded or scanned, then emailed to volunteer@eastsidell.org or mailed to ESLL Volunteer, PO Box 2101, West Chester, PA 19380

How to Volunteer
East Side Little League is run exclusively by volunteers. We welcome everyone to join to help make baseball a great experience for the kids! Contact Gary Riddle or Brett Whitten to find out how you can help

Every Volunteer, Manager and Coach must attend one safety meeting session every two years.
East Side's Safety Manual
East Side's Safety Checklist
Lightning Safety Guide