Training Schedule

Volunteer Training Checklist 

All leaders and volunteers who work with youth must complete our training checklist.

1. Online volunteer orientation

You must also complete the form linked on slide 67 of the orientation.

2. Attend basic training 

Basic training is in a dynamic classroom setting and we schedule them about once every 4-6 weeks. Check out our calendar if you can't make our next date.

  • Next Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6-8:30pm 
  • Location: Watha/Shaw DC Public Library, 1630 7th St NW, DC, Conference Room #2 on the second floor
  • RSVP: You must email eddya@standupforkids.org to sign up.

3. Submit paperwork and get your background clearance

You can download paperwork and take it with you to the training, scan materials and email them as instructed, or mail them to us at StandUp For Kids, P.O. Box 75983, Washington, DC 20013 (let us know if you mail it since the PO Box is typically only checked every 2-3 weeks). We cannot process your background investigation without a copy of a government-issued ID. 

4. “On the ground” experience

After basic training and passing of background check, you will be added to the counselor sign-up email list. Respond as indicated and show up. If you desire to do street outreach or counseling at the Outreach Center, you should shadow twice at the Center first.

5. Three online training lessons

Download each lesson and submit each lesson’s quiz online. Each one should take you about 30 minutes or less. It may be helpful to have two internet browser windows open while you complete each lesson – one with the PDF and the other with the quiz. Take the quiz as you go along. You will receive your scores automatically at the end of each quiz.

Lesson 1: Stage of a Helping Relationships - Lesson | Quiz

Lesson 2: Motivational Interviewing - Lesson | Quiz 

Lesson 3: Trauma - Lesson | Quiz

6. Self-assessment of your learning

After you complete steps 1-5 above, complete this post-training self-assessment survey.

Once you complete all of these steps, you will be officially designated as a StandUp For Kids Counselor.  Congratulations in advance!