Volunteer guardians (VG) oversee the care and support of a person who has been deemed incapable of making decisions of a personal nature. This is called Guardian of the Person. VGs maintain and implement plans for the person they’ve sworn in Probate Court to protect. VGs ensure or approve support services for protected persons, e.g. grocery shopping, visiting, driving and accompaniment to appointments. They monitor healthcare, make appointments and arrange for transportation.
You won't be alone in this! VGs receive support from Crime Victim Services’ Guardian Coordinator, Katie Campbell, MSW, LISW. She will coordinate support services with you, documenting case activity, assisting in filing annual reports at court, monitoring each guardian’s annual report deadline, and continuing education credits. Volunteer guardians are expected to visit their protected person at least once a month.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Social Work
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Visits & Support-up to 3 hours a month
- Be of integral character; willingness to maintain a supportive relationship; visit 1x or 2x a month