Volunteer as a Child Advocate


(28.246307,-80.73949)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Waymelbourne, FL 32940


About

Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect and are now placed into the child welfare system also known as foster care and out of home care. Our sole purpose is to ensure that these children are placed into safe environments and are receiving the care and services that they deserve. It is vital that every child in the system has a GAL volunteer because these kids need a voice, they need someone to advocate for them and to express their best interest.

Statistically Brevard County has about 1k children in the child welfare system. However there are only about 250 active Guardian ad Litem volunteers, so a large number of these kids do not have an advocate; there simply just isn’t enough of us to support them all. Our program is in dire need of more volunteers. We ask that citizens of Brevard county consider becoming a child advocate with our program and help us to improve the lives of children in our local community. No experience required, all training is done through program.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Case Work / Management
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Child Development

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one year commitment
  • Compassion for humanity

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