CPV Resources and Training

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Step 1: Become Trained

The first step to incorporating College Positive Volunteerism into your youth-serving programs is to become CPV trained yourself. Once you achieve this, you can go on to conduct a training on your campus or in your organization. Here are two options for getting started:

Below you will find all of the resources required to lead a successful CPV training.

  • CPV Toolkit (Revised 2012)
  • CPV Training: Use this presentation to guide your CPV training. It was updated in 2012 to correspond with the revised Toolkit.
  • Activity PacketThis packet contains four activities that accompany the CPV presentation. Be sure to print enough of each activity sheet for your trainees.
  • Review SheetAt the end of each of the three sections of the CPV presentation, each trainee will answer 10 questions about the content of the section to ensure comprehension of the material. Print enough copies of this sheet for each trainee.
  • Review and Activity Answer KeyThis document includes the answers to the review questions at the end of each section of the CPV Training Powerpoint Presentation. It also includes sample answers for each of the CPV Training Activities.
  • CPV CertificatePrint certificates for your trainees for successfully becoming trained in College Positive Volunteerism.
  • Watch the College Positive Volunteerism training online (30 minutes) and follow the instructions in the video description to connect with us afterward.
  • CPV Regional Trainers of faculty and staff from Michigan college and university campuses who may be willing to provide other Michigan higher education professionals with in-person training.

Step 2: Brainstorm

After you’ve been trained, it’s wise to consider how CPV fits into your campus’ or organization’s existing youth-serving programs.  Think about who might benefit from becoming CPV-trained in your organization.

On college campuses, the opportunities are endless.  You can train America Reads tutors, Alternative Break participants, service-learning students, student organizations, fraternities and sororities, community-based volunteers, and campus ambassadors.  Departments who tend to use CPV include GEAR UP, pre-college programs, admissions, student life, diversity and inclusion, and many more!

Step 3: Train Others!

Below you will find all of the resources required to lead a successful CPV training on your campus or in your organization.  We recommend that instead of printing directly from your web browser, you download the materials to your computer first.  This will ensure that your printed materials are formatted correctly. We’d also like to remind you that these materials are constantly updated. Instead of saving them to a flashdrive, download them from our website before each use to ensure you are using the most current versions.

  • College Positive Volunteerism Toolkit (Revised 2012)
  • CPV Training Powerpoint: Use this presentation to guide your CPV training. It was updated in 2012 to correspond with the revised Toolkit.
  • Activity PacketThis packet contains four activities that accompany the CPV presentation. Be sure to print enough of each activity sheet for your trainees.
  • Review SheetAt the end of each of the three sections of the CPV presentation, each trainee will answer 10 questions about the content of the section to ensure comprehension of the material. Print enough copies of this sheet for each trainee.
  • College Positive Volunteerism Toolkit in Spanish (Revised 2010): Brought to you by the Hispanic American Council of Kalamazoo and Lori Mercedes.
  • Review and Activity Answer Key:This document includes the answers to the review questions at the end of each section of the CPV Training Powerpoint Presentation. It also includes sample answers for each of the CPV Training Activities.
  • CPV Certificate: Print certificates for your trainees for successfully becoming trained in College Positive Volunteerism
  • CPV One-Pager: This new one-page resource gets at the heart of what CPV is and provides action steps for anyone interested in incorporating this curriculum into their work.
  • Free Ways to Use CPV: Find ideas for what students you might consider training and which departments on campus to partner with!
  • Training Videos: An online version of the CPV Training PowerPoint Presentation from 2012 is available. While these videos are slightly outdated, they have been updated with annotations reflecting current resources.  Colleges may find these useful for training new CPVs in unusual circumstances when an in-person training is not possible.  You’ll find the videos online here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
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