A New Look for The Web Site Coming Soon!

ValleyAA.com will get a slightly new look very soon!


  • Navigation menus on the left will be moving to the top of the web page as drop-down menus organized by category.
  • There will be a cleaner layout with added borders making the site easier to read.
  • Social media links. schedule reminders, and other links currently in the left border will be moved to the page footer.





Valley AA Custom Apparel For Sale


See all the great Valley AA merchandise available for sale:  Click here for the price list and details.



Shop at Modell's and Save 15%

This coupon can be used and reused for purchases at Modell's from 11/10/17 - 12/31/17. 

You save 15% and Modell's donates 5% to Valley AA.  [Coupon Link]





Background Checks are Required for Valley AA Coaches and Volunteers


Passage of laws by the State of Pennsylvania mandate that volunteers who have contact with children must have required certifications.


Adults (ages 18+) applying for, or holding an unpaid position as a volunteer having direct volunteer contact with children will need the below clearances.


All prospective volunteers must obtain the following certifications:

1) Child Abuse History certification from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse)

2) Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)


***ADDITIONALLY - A fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is NOT required as long as:

A) The position the volunteer is applying for is an unpaid position, AND

B) The volunteer has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years.

*** Volunteers who are not required to obtain the FBI certification because they are applying for an unpaid position and have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years must swear of affirm in writing that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under #6344.  (Use linked form)


 Child Abuse Clearance

  Under Child Welfare Portal  Click on "CREATE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT" and follow prompts.  Clearance check will
   take 15 to 20 minutes to obtain.
State Police Criminal Check
Web Address: https://epatch.state.pa.us/
Click on New Record Check (Volunteer Only) then follow prompts.  Clearance will take about 10 minutes to obtain.
You will need Organization Name:  Valley AA
                       Organization Telephone No:  215-752-9649
FBI Criminal background check instructions
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing Cogent Systems to process fingerprint based FBI criminal background checks. The fingerprint based background is a multiple step process. For more information, and to begin the registration process, visit - www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm. For questions regarding your FBI clearance, please contact the FBI/Adam Walsh Unit at 717-783-6211