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.
612 S. Andrews AvenueSuite 1000Fort Lauderdale, FL33301
Guardian ad Litem Program
A Guardian ad Litem is a trained, court-appointed volunteer who serves as the voice for abused and neglected children in dependency court. The first Guardian Ad Litem was appointed in 1974 when the federal government enacted the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which provided financial assistance to states for the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Those who want to be certified as a Guardian ad Litem must be at least 21 years old and successfully pass a level 2 background check. The applicant must also:
Complete an online application,
Provide photo identification,
Consent to a background investigation, including a federal criminal records check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Complete a personal screening interview,
Provide three personal references online with application and
Successfully complete a 30 hour training program. Training’s are conducted monthly. Please contact the GAL Program office for more details on upcoming orientation schedules to learn more about volunteering with the program.
For more infomation contact:
Guardian ad Litem Program 612 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 1000 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 Office: 954-831-6214 Fax: 954-831-7192