What Kairos does to protect our youth

  • Kairos volunteers and staff must read and follow our youth worker policy
  • Kairos volunteers and staff must sign and follow our code of conduct
  • Kairos volunteers and staff receive training for their role (described below)
  • Kairos volunteers and staff must clear a yearly criminal background check (provided by ActiveScreening Faith)
  • Kairos volunteers and staff must be under the pastoral care of a Sword of the Spirit affiliated community or outreach for six months prior to serving at our events, or in our programs
  • Kairos volunteers and staff do not work alone.  Further, our typical participant to staff ratio is 5:1 or less, and each staff or volunteer has a supervisor

How we train our staff

Frontline Volunteers

  • We train them for the task we’re asking them to do: Kairos volunteers have clear objectives in their role with youth
  • We train them how to conduct themselves: Kairos volunteers follow a personal conduct policy
  • We train them to get help for things we’ve not asked them to do: Kairos volunteers and staff know when to get help from supervisors and, where appropriate, trained professionals

Supervisors

  • We train them to report to proper authorities if needed
  • We train them in how to follow up with local community leaders who can continue to help youth after a Kairos event
  • We train them in how to handle situations of confidentiality
  • We train them in how to respond when there are concerns about staff/volunteers ability to fulfill their role