Get involved with WePAC

Love libraries? Love literacy? Love children? Love making a difference? Then you will love volunteering with WePAC!

We are grateful for the many generous volunteers who already give their time working in our school libraries and mentoring their Library Buddies. But we can’t stop here! WePAC can only provide its literacy-based services to thousands of young students because of the selflessness, dedication, and talents of these volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers to serve in our schools. In fact, we are recruiting new volunteers right now. You can help elementary school students reach their full potential. WePAC needs you!

What’s required for you to volunteer?


Complete all Pennsylvania background checks (State Police, Child Abuse, FBI) as required by the School District of Philadelphia


Attend an orientation and training session


Make a commitment to volunteer a minimum of 2-3 hours per week during the school year


Display consistency, dedication, self-motivation, and self-direction!

Donate Today!

Donate to WePAC and make a difference in Philadelphia.

It’s easy to get started!

Register online

Complete our New Volunteer Orientation form online. It will only take a few minutes. And get started right away on completing the required clearances. We’ll be in touch regarding orientation and training. Orientations are held at the WePAC office on the 4th Floor of the Philadelphia Business & Technology Center located at 5070 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.

Complete All 3 PA Background Checks

PA State Criminal Background Check
Cost: Free for Volunteers
Processing Time: 5 minutes (2 weeks in rare instances), with results received online
  1. Click on Submit New Record Check
  2. Accept Terms and Conditions
  3. Fill in Personal Information and click Proceed
  4. Fill in Information for Background Check (First and Last Name, D.O.B., etc.)
PA Child Abuse Clearance
Cost: Free for Volunteers
Processing Time: 2 weeks, with results available online and via mail
  1. Create an individual account
  2. Check your email for temporary password
  3. Go back to site and create a new password
  4. Go back to original site and login with username and new password
FBI Fingerprint Clearance*
Cost: $27.00 (Many volunteers elect to cover this cost, but you may contact WePAC if you’d like to be reimbursed)
Processing Time: 2-3 weeks, with results received via mail
  1. Read Memorandum of Understanding, check the box & click “continue” at the bottom of the screen
  2. Read Dissemination Disclaimer, check the box & click “continue” at the bottom of the screen
  3. Fill out the application with personal information (Driver License Number is not required)
  4. Print out/write down Registration ID Number, bring it to a nearby UPS site that takes fingerprints

*Not required for volunteers that have been a Pennsylvania resident continuously for the past 10 years. Instead, volunteers must sign an affidavit affirming that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense. WePAC will provide an affidavit during orientation.

Have questions or need help?  Send us an email at or call 215-452-0333.
We sincerely hope you choose to volunteer with WePAC and join us in our service!