Safe Haven

Safe Haven policy & forms

Calvary is committed to providing a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults—as well as the volunteers who serve them. Such is the focus of our Safe Haven program.

Learn about Safe Haven

Calvary’s Safe Haven program revolves around the Safe Haven Safety & Abuse Policy, which helps to protect children, youth and vulnerable adults participating in or served by various Calvary ministries. The policy also aims to guide volunteers in their interaction with children, youth and vulnerable adults in order to help avoid any question of impropriety or abuse.

  • The Safe Haven Safety & Abuse Policy addresses:
    • Definitions of “child abuse,” “vulnerable adult,” etc.
    • Calvary’s commitment to be a “Safe Haven.”
    • Calvary’s volunteer screening process.
    • Guidelines for volunteers.
    • Responsibilities around reporting abuse.

Complete required one-time application

To volunteer for ministries that serve children, youth or vulnerable adults, you must complete the process below. Please complete the form appropriate for your age:

Adults:

  1. Complete Adult Volunteer Application (which includes authorization for a background check).
  2. Online Reference Form – You must have TWO references completed (non-family members). (NOTE: Please ask your references to complete and submit the Online Reference Form.)
  3. Interview – Must have an interview done by a Calvary staff member.
  4. Safe Haven Training – Must complete a one time class where you will gain knowledge about Calvary’s policies and procedures.

Youth:

Youth Application – Must submit a youth volunteer form (does not involve a background check authorization).

Complete Transportation Volunteer Form (if applicable)

If applicable, you may be asked to complete a Transportation Volunteer Form for each event for which you provide transportation for children, youth or vulnerable adults.

Unlike the applications above, this form is not required for all volunteers; a ministry leader will alert you to when you must submit this form. Download Transportation Volunteer Form

Watch Safe Haven Training Videos

Please watch the entire series of our Safe Haven Training Videos.

Questions

About Safe Haven, transportation volunteer form, required one-time application?
Contact the staff person of the ministry in which you are or plan to be a volunteer. See staff directory