All volunteers are now required to obtain their own FREE proof of Background Check and upload it to their ServPA account.The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has ceased to conduct background checks for volunteers signed up in the ServPA Volunteer Database and has requested that local organizations handle this themselves.

view PATCH Criminal History Background Check

  • Go to and complete the FREE check
  • Download and save the certificate
  • Upload the certificate into ServPA-Your Account>Training>using “Patch” and enter the date of the certificate as the course date and the following year as expiration date.
  • Upload the certificate (shown on the next page) as the answer to a Qualification Question in Galaxy, too!