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Certified Adult Volunteers
All adults who are involved on the local level in Bethel Councils, on the provincial level (Grand Guardian Council), the international level (Supreme Guardian Council), or who wish to be chaperones/drivers are required to receive CAV training and be certified. This includes Majority Members and adults who want to fill-in/pro-tem for Council or Bethel positions.
If you would like to arrange a CAV class all you need to do is provide a location (hall, church, community center). We will provide the trainer and ask the participants to bring their own meal. One-day sessions run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and two-day classes can be held within a two week period for four-hours each. If you choose the two-day option, please make sure to tell your volunteers that they must be in attendance for both classes. If they miss half they will need to re-take the entire eight-hour class. When arranging a class location, please note that we are not able to hold the class in a private residence.
Once a volunteer completes the class, they will then send in their paperwork via mail or email. I recommend email, as response times are greatly improved. It takes approximately four weeks to process an application/renewal once the Supreme Office receives the paperwork. That means those who would like to be on Council this June should ensure Supreme Office has their application by no later than May 8th.
CAV cards are valid for one year and must be renewed. We provide a courtesy reminder by email to those who have provided an email address on the class attendance register, but it is the volunteer’s responsibility to ensure that they renew their CAV card annually. Please make sure that the email address you provide on your class sign up sheet is current. Any emails that are undeliverable do not always bounce-back to the sender.
While we help to coordinate the Youth Protection Program here in BC, the program is run by the Supreme office of Job’s Daughters International. That means that all rules, regulations and policies are set by Supreme, and not at the jurisdictional/provincial level. Most of the time I can answer questions about the program, or find the answer; if not, I will refer you to someone at Supreme who will be able to assist you.
If you would like to schedule a CAV class at your Bethel, or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards, Nikki Gardiner
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