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Give a Child a New Story - North Lakeland

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Volunteer Polk

  • 37 people are interested

  • The Guardian ad Litem program now offers virtual / on-line training to everyday citizens so they can make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.
  • Child Advocate volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. No special education, experience or background is needed!
  • Must be age 21 or older and pass, at no charge to you, background screens and fingerprinting.
  • Advocates are appointed by the court to advocate, mentor and protect the rights and best interests of a child involved in a court proceeding.
  • Currently, most of the court proceedings and child visitations are currently being held through on-line video-chat systems.
Help children find a happy outcome for their life-stories, by speaking on their behalf!

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About Volunteer Polk


1290 Golfview Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Polk’s Mission We mobilize volunteers and resources to improve the quality of life for people throughout Polk County.


Polk County volunteers are seeking to:

  • Make A Difference,
  • Meet Others, and/or to
  • Maximize their Career Skills - while assisting various agencies in County government.

Assignments are targeted to make a difference in the areas of:

  • Education -STEM
  • Environment
  • Economic Development & Community
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Public Safety

You may choose to volunteer once-a-week or once-in-a-while!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


Guardian Ad LitemLakeland, FL 33815



  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Family Therapy




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 to 9 hours/month
  • Must pass Background Screen and Fingerprinting. There is no charge to you for these screens.

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