Advocate & Mentor for Children - Winter Haven


(28.0833,-81.634)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Guardian Ad LitemWinter Haven, FL 33844

About

The Florida Department of Health reported that 1434 children experienced child abuse in 2014. Help is needed in the Winter Haven, FL area for adults to serve as advocates for these children and to voice their rights. A Guardian ad Litem is a volunteer, age 21 or older, who is appointed by the court to advocate, mentor and protect the rights and best interests of a child involved in a court proceeding. He/she makes independent recommendations to the court by focusing on the needs of each child.

The children represented by the Guardian ad Litem, have come into the court system primarily as a result of alleged abuse or neglect. Make visits to their home / foster home and visit with the children.

This assignment is for serving children in the Winter Haven, FL area. Guardians gather information about the case and assist with meeting the needs in the best interests of the children. Monthly training is provided. Help make a difference in the life of a child and speak on their behalf! A Guardian ad Litem must successfully complete 30 hours of certification training and 6 hours annually of re certification training, and spend an average of 10 hours per month working on the case (as with any average, some cases will involve more time, and some less time).

f you are concerned for the well being of children and a have continuing commitment to advocate for a child until a safe and permanent home is obtained -- you will be an effective Guardian ad Litem. Fingerprinting and background screening is required of Guardian Ad Litems and is provided at no cost to them.

If you are objective and non judgmental and are able to interact with people of various educational, economic and ethnic backgrounds -- you will be an effective Guardian ad Litem. Help make a difference in the life of a child and speak on their behalf!



Skills

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
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