Required training for all volunteers

Some volunteer roles will receive special training, but everyone should be prepared to help make Rendez-vous 2020 a safe, inclusive and accessible event for everyone. 

You can complete the training online and at your own pace. Once you have completed the training, submit your self-study certification to let us know you are done.

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Why do I need training as a Rendez-vous volunteer?

Here are two good reasons.

  • First, we want to make sure that everyone who is a part of making Rendez-vous 2020 the most exciting youth event of the year is able to provide participants with a respectful, inclusive and enriching experience.
  • Second, we want to make sure that policies, procedures and expectations are clearly communicated so that there are no surprises. (Or at least as few as possible!)

There are lots of other reasons we could provide, but making sure that we provide the best experience we can for all of our volunteers and participants is reason enough!

How long is it going to take?

You should be able to complete the required training in about two hours. Home group leaders will participate in small group training as facilitators of small group discussions and faith formation practices.

What if I have already done this training?

Some of the policies and processes are specific to Rendez-vous 2020 and everyone should complete them. If you have completed accessibility training in the last 12 months, you may certify that you have done so. Even if you have completed training in the last 12 months, it is still a good idea to refresh your skills for ensuring a welcoming and accessible environment.

Understanding The United Church of Canada

Who are we?

Get to know the core values of The United Church of Canada by reviewing the slides below. To find out more, visit the United Church of Canada website.

Statement on Inclusion and Diversity

Everyone is welcome at Rendez-Vous!

Statement on Indigenous Participation

Indigenous leadership and participation are central to Rendez-Vous! 

Required training modules

Workplace Safety Training

The safety of our volunteers is important to us. This module will help you understand how to stay safe, and what to do if something you are asked to do seems unsafe.

Accessibility Training: Customer Service Standard

This training module will prepare to provide inclusive and accessible services and support for participants.

Accident, Incident and Chaplaincy Policy

Understand what you need to do when something unexpected happens at Rendez-vous. Review the policy, then complete the self-assessment. 

Sexual Harassment Policy

The United Church of Canada’s Sexual Harassment Policy applies to all volunteers at Rendez-vous. Review the policy, then take the self-assessment. (Pending.)

Self-study certification

We want to thank you for taking the time to complete the required training. We understand that everyone is busy, and we recognize your commitment to being prepared to make Rendez-vous 2020 a welcoming experience for everyone.