Youth Interaction and Protection
We no longer live in a world where we can fail to have protocols in place to screen individuals who work directly with children. In the 21st Century, with social media and 24/7 news coverage looking for content, youth programs are under a microscope. The youth we serve deserve every measure we can put in place to protect them, and to have appropriate adult role models as mentors and leaders.
The volunteers who are the life blood of the CAF mission are good and generous individuals who also expect protocols to keep their reputations intact. Units and the Commemorative Air Force itself have worked hard to earn the respect of their communities. For the protection of these groups, we must have a strong system of Youth protection. Ask yourself, what systems do you want in place for the adults working with your daughter, granddaughter, son or grandson?
For these reasons, CAF requires any volunteer working within an arm’s reach of a youth to:
Watch the Youth Protection and Interaction Video (7:31 of information meant to be useful, memorable and a bit humorous)
Take a brief quiz after the training
Apply for a criminal background check (free) with results usually sent to you within 24 hours (using our secure third-party vendor, Sterling Volunteers)