Become a Presenter

Candidates interested to become volunteers may approach Operation Lifesaver (OL), or any of its member agencies (an agency approved by OL to deliver and monitor OL Programs), in order to seek sponsorship and obtain a copy of the standard application form. Once the application form is completed in full it must be returned to the member agency sponsoring their membership.

Operation Lifesaver volunteers come from all walks of life.

The applicant must obtain a police record check on initiation of their application and if successful, thereafter, every 3 or 4 years or as required by Operation Lifesaver.The applicant will supply personal and employment references as required by the standard application.

As well you must agree to allow the sponsoring member agency to contact the references supplied.

Afterwards you must agree to attend a personal interview. Once the above screening has been completed the applicant will complete the Operation Lifesaver training and certification program (2-day program). Operation Lifesaver and/or the sponsoring member agency schedules the training and certification of all volunteers.

Associates:

  • Candidates must have a strong interest in Operation Lifesaver
  • Must attend a Level 1 training session.
  • Associates do not make presentations but participate in OL events in a support function.

Presenters:

  • Must have a strong interest in becoming a presenter.
  • Must attend a Level 1 training session and deliver a presentation while being monitored by a qualified OL Presenter-Trainer or Presenter within 90 days of the training session. Presenters will receive certification upon the satisfactory delivery of the presentation.
  • The presenter must be active and must deliver at least four presentations within a 2-year period to maintain certification.
  • Should a presenter be unable to maintain their certification within the prescribed period, they must be monitored during their next presentation in order to be recertified.

Presenter-Trainers:

  • Presenter-Trainers must be certified as presenters and have experience in delivering all Operation Lifesaver approved programs.
  • Must demonstrate instructional skills and be recommended by a sponsoring member agency for appointment by Operation Lifesaver.
  • Must attend a Level 2 training session provided by a Master Trainer.
  • Will receive certification upon the satisfactory delivery of a Level 1 training session while monitored by a Master Trainer or another qualified Presenter-Trainer.
  • Must maintain their present status and must deliver at least one Level 1 training session every 2 years to maintain certification.
  • Should a Presenter-Trainer be unable to maintain their certification within the prescribed period, they must be monitored when they deliver their next Level 1 training session in order to be recertified.

Master Trainers:

  • Master Trainers must be certified as Presenter-Trainers and have experience in delivering the Operation Lifesaver approved programs.
  • Must demonstrate above average instructional skills and be recommended by a sponsoring agency for appointment by Operation Lifesaver.
  • Must attend a Level 3 training session provided by an experienced Master Trainer.
  • Will receive certification upon the satisfactory delivery of a Level 2 training session while monitored by another experienced Master Trainer.
  • Must maintain their present status and must deliver at least one Level 2 training session every three years to maintain certification .
  • Should a Master Trainer be unable to maintain their certification within the prescribed period, they must be monitored when they deliver their Level 2 training session in order to be recertified.

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For further information, please contact:

Senior Administrative Assistant Operation Lifesaver
Tel: (613) 564-8100 Fax: (613) 567-6726