Information for Volunteers

The ministry of CEF is largely carried out by volunteers - volunteers who lead Good News Clubs, 5 Day Clubs and CYIA clubs. We also have many volunteers who help with our county fair ministry.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ who would like to help us bring the good news to boys and girls, please let us hear from you.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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1.    Volunteer application form   click here!

2.     Child Protection Policy     click here!      (REQUIRED LISTENING) 
                      All staff and volunteers are required to listen to this 11 minute presentation.

3.     Adobe Reader  (free download)   click here!

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To become a volunteer at one of our School or Community Good New Clubs, please contact CEF of Greater Columbus at  (614) 272-8217, Laura Gardner  or email us. Read on for an explanation of the process.

Step 1

                All volunteers fill out a screening packet, without exception. The packet includes contact information, personal testimony, our Statement of Faith, and a background screening form. The packet can be obtained from the office upon request, and delivered by email, fax, mail, or you can stop by the office to receive one in person.

Once the packet is complete, a background check is run on the applicant.  This process usually takes 3-5 business days, and is handled by the State Office.

Step 2

                Each applicant must listen to or view CEF’s ‘Protecting Today’s Child’ presentation. This twelve minute visual or audio presentation explains CEF’s methods of ensuring the safety of the children that take part in Good News Clubs, and the volunteer’s duties in ensuring the safety of the children. The presentation can either be viewed at the office, or a toll free number can be called.

Step 3

                A short interview is then held, usually over the phone, to ensure the volunteer understood and agrees with the policies of CEF, and to allow a chance for questions and/or clarification.

Step 4

                All volunteers are issued a photo ID badge after they are cleared to go into the schools. For this, we require a digital photo. Scheduling an office visit will allow us to take one, or if you own a digital camera, you can snap one yourself and email it to us. Once the screening process is complete, you will be contacted to arrange the best way to receive your ID.

Step 5

                The final step is our Basic Teacher Training courses. This free course is taught frequently throughout the year, and covers basic classroom management, child management, and child witnessing. The course is usually held over two nights, for two hours each night, and will greatly assist your work in Good News Clubs.

Those wishing for more instruction in working with children, or wishing to be Team Leaders should take Teaching Children Effectively (Level 1) which provides in-depth instruction on classroom learning, methods to evangelize children, and organizing and enriching a classroom. TCE courses are held throughout the year, and are a 30 hour course held over four Saturdays. For more information, contact us at (614) 272-8217 or email us. Visit our Upcoming Events page for a schedule of TCE courses and other events!