A Volunteer Guardian serves as the legally appointed guardian of the person for an incompetent, indigent adult. The Volunteer Guardian acts in the best interest of the ward as an advocate and substitute decision-maker in the care and management of medical and personal affairs. Activities related to management of the guardianship include: two contacts per month with their ward (one contact must be in person; the second can be a telephone call to the staff), contact/intervention with service providers and family members, as appropriate, and person decision-making including appropriate living arrangements, medical care, and pre-need funeral arrangements. A one-year time commitment is requested.
- Visit wards at least once monthly. Conduct other activities for the ward as needed.
- Have telephone contact with the facility monthly to discuss ward’s well-being if only one personal visit is made.
- Prepare and maintain records concerning activities with or on behalf of ward as required by Probate Court, Adult Guardianship Services, Volunteer Guardianship Program, and/or other service provider (i.e. Medicaid redetermination).
- Complete, in a timely manner, monthly, quarterly, biennial, and other reports as requested or required by the Probate Court, Adult Guardianship Services, or Volunteer Guardianship Program.
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the mission of the program/agency.
- Participation in ongoing training provided by the program is highly encouraged.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a month