The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Guardians ad Litem are trained and empowered volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children involved in the child welfare system. Guardians ad Litem function as the voice for the child, as well as the eyes and ears of the court, and make recommendations to the judge concerning the child’s social, physical, emotional, educational and legal status.
The Guardian Ad Litem Program is always in critical need of volunteers. We train volunteers who come from all cultures, ethnicities, age groups, professions and educational backgrounds. No special experience or legal background is necessary, just a commitment to improving the lives of children.