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Mon Sep 11, 2017 05:30 PM - Fri Sep 15, 2017 08:30 PM


GAL Office - 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 600Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986

I Am for the Child


Thank you for choosing to become a volunteer with the 19th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem. From this point on, you are part of a team that will help guide you through the world of child advocacy.

This training is the certified pre-service training that is required to become a volunteer for the 19th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program (GALP). Training is only held every other month and are limited to only 25 personnel to help facilitate better learning so please RSVP as soon as possible to allow for orientation and document processing. Training is in a relaxing office environment with refreshments so please, dress casual. During training, there will be hourly breaks and a break for lunch. Training will cover topics such as: Recognizing case notes, activity logs, dependency reports, court orders, permanency notices, educational advocacy, and the path of a case. Some of the training is interactive to stimulate and facilitate communication and understanding which is very important in child advocacy. The perspective and experiences of licensed Child Advocacy Managers (CAMs) and licensed Attorneys will help shape your understanding as to what your role is as a GAL Volunteer. Through this training, you will gain a fresh understanding of why it is important to advocate for children that are in the system.

This will be a three day training. Training days/times will be September, 11th and 13th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Then the 15th from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Prior to being approved for pre-service training, there is an manditory orientation phase that must be completed. Please allow one to two weeks for the orientation phase. Please contact Omar Walker (Volunteer Recruiter) at: omar.walker@gal.fl.gov or 772-785-5804 or 5875 for details.

Thank you!


  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Organization
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Per case is a minimum of 1 year
  • Must have reliable transportation. Must have some computer experiece and an email account.

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