Transportation certification ensures that you are appropriately qualified to transport the children in your care in your own personal vehicle.
There are a number of benefits to the children in getting some valuable one on one time with you as a GAL volunteer, and being able to take the children to a ball game, or a restaurant, school activity, or GAL event makes a huge difference. Volunteers who have spent time with their children in different social settings have reported time and time again that they learned something different about their child, and that the relationship was further strengthened by spending time away from a current placement or school break room.
If you're not already certified, and would like to be so, contact your CAM for more information. It's a very simple process, with just one form that needs to be completed and a copy of your car insurance certificate.