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CAVR Certification. “To succeed, we must first believe that we can .” Michael Korda. Definition of “Standard” as defined in the Webster Dictionary. A “Standard” is defined as something set up and established as a rule for measuring or as a model to be followed. Purpose of “Standards”.

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CAVR Certification

“To succeed, we must first believe

that we can.”

Michael Korda

Definition of “Standard”as defined in the Webster Dictionary

A “Standard” is defined as something set

up and established as a rule for measuring

or as a model to be followed.

Purpose of “Standards”

  • To provide basic guidelines for administering volunteer resources

  • To encourage professionalism & quality measures

  • To establish sound

    management practices

Why should I certify?

Top 5 Reasons to Certify…

  • A sense of Accomplishment

  • Enhanced Professional Development

  • Recognizing your Potential

  • Raise the profile of your position within your organization

  • Proudly carry the CAVR Designation

Certification Criteria

  • Member in good standing with CAVR

  • Working in the profession of Volunteer Management

  • Your Work History

  • Write your Personal Philosophy

  • Demonstrated Leadership

  • Professional Development Hours

  • Two papers

    • 1) Current trends & issues

    • 2) Choice of Criteria

Are you Ready? Next Steps…

  • Become a member of CAVR

  • Go to to download certification package or receive package from CAVR Certification Chair

  • Contact Certification Chair to receive an ID# and if you wish, request a Mentor!

  • Ensure all requirements are met in the certification criteria before proceeding

  • Send papers &application fee to CAVR Chair of Certification

  • Papers to be disseminated to CAVR markers

  • Must be postmarked no later than February 28th

  • Certification awarded at National Conference in the presence of your peers and colleagues!!

Tips for keeping on track

  • Keep anything related to your certification into a file for easy retrieval at a later date!!

  • Take a “Professional Development” record to every workshop you attend and get signature

  • Get involved in volunteer work either on a committee or a board!

  • Register “your intent” and get an ID# & mentor as this will commit you to keep on going!


“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.”

Henry Ford


  • CAVR – Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources

  • AVRBC – Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC

  • Volunteer Canada – National Handbook on Screening

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