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The Volunteer Experience

Man in suit pulling heart out of front pocketWho are CRB volunteer board members?

CRB members are volunteers from their local community who review the cases of children and families involved with the child welfare system.  They commit one regularly scheduled, full working day per month to conduct reviews and another 5 to 10 hours reading case material and preparing before the reviews.  

What are the requirements to become a volunteer board member? 

You must be 18, able to use a computer to receive electronic files to prepare for reviews, and can commit to one day per month. Our volunteers must also pass a criminal history and court records check.  CRB members must live or work in the county where they serve.  We strive to recruit board members who reflect the local community and have an interest in the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of children.  People with experience in child welfare, education, social work, and other related areas are encouraged to consider volunteering with the CRB.

What are training requirements? 

New CRB volunteer board members must complete 21 hours of orientation training (OT).  The OT includes four hours of online eModules, two live online training sessions (6 hours each), and approximately five hours of homework.  Current volunteer board members must complete eight hours of continuing education each year.

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