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.
Our Educational Advocates are trained volunteers who are appointed by the court to be the Educational Advocate for dependent children and youth of the foster care system, whose parents cannot or will not advocate for them in the educational arena.
Our Educational Advocates can represent up to 5 children at a time, attending educational meetings (IEP's) and contacting/visiting the child's school to check up on how each child is doing in school. The Educational Advocate is also required to write a report to the court on each child's educational progress/goals two times per year.
Advocates can spend from 3-5 hours per month minimum on each child they represent depending on when reports are due and how active they want to be in meeting with the teachers and children.
Be the difference in a child's life, and give them the gift of a brighter future!
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
3 to 5 hours/month minimum per child served
Ability to meet with teachers, principals and school administration as deemed necessary