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Welcome to the Volunteer Portal!

This is your space for all of the information you need to know as a volunteer with Presque Isle Light Station.


  • Season Launch + Orientation - Click here to watch
  • Discover Presque Isle - July 22 - July 28th
  • National Lighthouse Day - August 7, 2024
  • Summer Fundraiser - August 10, 2024
  • Erie Gives - August 13, 2024
  • Sept 26, 2024 - End of Season Picnic on PI State Park at Rotary Pavilion

Important Documents and Information

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Criminal History Record Check

Cost: free for volunteers

How to Submit an Application

There are two methods of requesting a Pennsylvania Criminal record:

Online Request

The Pennsylvania State Police have established a web-based computer application called "Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (PATCH)". Results are often received immediately when applied for online. If results are not immediately received, please note the following:

    • If you provide your e-mail address in the application, PATCH will send messages stating:
        1. That the clearance request was received; and
        2. When your clearance results are completed and ready to be reviewed and printed.
    • If you do not provide an e-mail address, then please document the control number so that you may log back into the PATCH system to obtain the clearance results when they are completed.

Paper Request

If you need a paper version of the application, please complete the following steps:

    1. Go to "Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH)"
    2. Go to the "Help" option on the top of the page
    3. When you hover over the "Help" option a drop down menu will appear
    4. Scroll down and click on the form that you want to review and print
Child Abuse History Certification (CY113)

Cost: free for volunteers

How to Submit an Application

Online Submission

The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal. Submitting an application online allows individual applicants to receive their results through an automated system that will notify them once their results have been processed. Applicants will be able to view and print their results online.

Paper Submission

Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet, or who may be unable to access the self-service portal due to their attempting to access the system from outside the United States. Please note, results will be received more quickly if applied for electronically through the self-service portal.

Submit paper applications to:

ChildLine and Abuse Registry
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
PO Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170

Jackie Tammaro Resource Library

Below are helpful links to connect you to more information about Lighthouses and Erie history. From time to time, we will also upload our own resources to the page. Check back often.

See below for journals on Jerry Longo's dioramas.

Additional Training and Resources

2024 Special Events
2024 Hours of Operation 2
2024 Hours of Operation 3