Thank you for participating in this voluntary screening process.
References (non-family members)
Requirements for children, youth and vulnerable adult (CYV) ministry volunteer
Counselling: Try to limit counsel to that of a spiritual context. Refer to professional counsellor if CYV wishes to discuss abuse, mental health or addiction issues.
• Generally leaders should only counsel CYV that are the same gender as they are
• Meet CYV in highly visible areas while keeping confidentiality in mind
• Avoid asking questions of extremely intimate nature
Discipline: Limited to non-physical forms of correction and restrictions.
• No corporal punishment (spanking, forcible confinement)
• Physical enforcement or removal of a CYV is only used in order to protect others involved
• If necessary engage other volunteers to help remove offending youth from group situations
Driving: When transporting CYV during FBC ministry events, drivers should supply FBC with:
• Their current driver’s abstract
• A copy of the insurance from their personal vehicles used to transport youth
Criminal Records Check (CRC): Criminal record checks are to be performed on all volunteers involved on a regular basis and/or overnight trips run by FBC.
• Criminal record checks are free for volunteers
• CRCs can be done with a form provided by FBC or online.
Guidelines for children,youth and vulnerable adults (CYV) ministry volunteers:
Appropriate Behaviour: Leaders are held to a higher standard of ethics and behaviour then CYV.
• Try to show an equal level of affection and kindness to all
• Do not engage in or allow sexual jokes or behave in any way that promotes sexual exploitation
• Be fair, consistent and state clear consequences for inappropriate behavior
• Examples of possible appropriate/ inappropriate physical contact with CYV
o Appropriate: Affirmation through pat on hand, shoulder or back, side hugs
o Inappropriate: extended hugs, piggy backs, having someone sit on your lap, touching anyone in a place normally covered by a bathing suit
Punctuality: Leaders should make their best effort to attend their ministry events as well as arrive at planned times to allow time for orientation or preparedness.
Volunteer Dismissal: At any time a volunteer may be dismissed from volunteering or the volunteer application process for the following but not limited to: violence or excessive aggression; dishonesty or malicious intent; illegal substance use, possession or endorsement
Incident Reporting: If a major incident happens during a ministry event (injury, reporting of an abuse, etc.), an incident report form (located in the church office) should be read and possibly filled out.
1) Submit this form
2) Fill out a Criminal Record Check form
a) to fill it out online, follow this link
and enter the code G6HLQ4SYPW
b) grab a form from the office and drop it off at the RCMP office on Victoria St.
(remember to bring ID).
3) Arrange a time to meet with the ministry staff for a short interview
4) We know it's kind of a hassle, so thanks for doing all this!!