How Do I Enroll My Child?
Visit palmvalley.org/Buddy to complete an enrollment form or pick up and complete a Buddy Ministry Enrollment Form from their age appropriate “Buddy Studio.” This form is a valuable and required resource to ensure the best possible experience for your child.
What Is the Timeframe of My Child Being Able to Participate In the Buddy Program?
We cannot guarantee a pairing immediately but will do our best to accommodate your family based on the number of volunteers. While awaiting a Buddy volunteer pairing we encourage you to attend service and take advantage of our Family Viewing Room.
How Is A Buddy Volunteer Chosen For My Child?
The Buddy Enrollment Form asks a series of questions that will help us determine your child individual needs, temperament, and the necessary qualities of a Buddy volunteer. We then look at our current volunteers to find the best fit.
What If My Child Doesn’t Respond Well To The Chosen Buddy Volunteer?
Buddy volunteers love serving your family and caring for your child, however if, at any time, the relationship between your child and the Buddy volunteer is not the right fit, we will re-evaluate the pairing. If necessary, we will search for a new Buddy volunteer.
Where Do I Check In and Pick Up My Child?
All participants must be checked in and wearing a name tag before entering any of our PVC Kids or PVC Students areas, including the Buddy Studios.
Kids are checked in, by a parent, at any of the PVC Kids check-in kiosks and then meet the Buddy Team at the PVC Kids Buddy Studio.
Students are checked in, by a parent, in the Warehouse and then meet the Buddy Team at the PVC Students Buddy Studio.
What If I’m Not Able To Communicate With My Child’s Buddy Volunteer Prior To Attending Weekend Services?
If you are having trouble contacting your Buddy Volunteer, please contact Davinia Perrin, Buddy Ministry Coordinator, as soon as possible so we can make alternate arrangement for your family.