Curious What a GAL Volunteer Does?
November 22, 2022
Virtual Volunteer Information Sessions are offered each month to answer your questions. Learn about the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office, the role of a volunteer, volunteer certification, and the impact representation has on abused, neglected, and abandoned children in court and in our community.
Select a date and register for a virtual session at GALinfosessions.eventbrite.com
Roles of a Volunteer include:
-Visiting the child monthly and monitoring their safety and physical, emotional, and educational needs
-Assess any outstanding needs and/or services
-Attend court hearings and work with the assigned Guardian ad Litem Attorney and Child Advocate Manager
Volunteer training includes:
-30 hours of training that is divided into 3 phases- onboarding, online pre-service training, and field observation
-Direct field and other support from a Certified Child Advocate Manager