GAL Volunteer Training

Guardians ad Litem are the voice for abused, neglected and abandoned children in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties. Child advocate volunteers receive training at no cost. If you have any questions about GAL training requirements, please contact one of our child advocate recruiters at 904.255.8349.

Independant Study PHASE 2

Please schedule an orientation with our Child Advocate Recruiters:
Samari Franco at 904.255.8440 ext. 8349
or Natalie Meyer at 904.255.8440 ext. 8342.



Child Labor and Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC)

Trafficking of Children Training

Additional Volunteer Resources

Psychotropic Medications and our Foster Youth

Presented by Christine Meyer, Supervising Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Program

“You can’t patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.” As advocates for children, the Guardian ad Litem Program is not looking for a temporary fix for a child’s emotional needs. Foster care children are prescribed psychotropic medications at rates significantly higher than their same-aged peers. This training will provide attendees with an understanding and workable knowledge of the laws and policies that exist to protect and monitor the children and youth who are taking these powerful medications.

How to Volunteer as a Senior

Discover how to stay active and engaged with your community by Volunteering.
See the full article here.

According to the Corporation for National Community & Service, the most common forms of volunteering are:

  • Collecting, serving, preparing, or distributing food
  • Fundraising or selling items to raise money
  • Engaging in general labor, like helping build homes or clean up parks
  • Tutoring or teaching
  • Mentoring the youth
  • Collecting, making, or distributing clothing