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Guardian ad Litem Office Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Office - Nineteenth Judicial Circuit

  • 30 people are interested
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The Florida Guardian ad Litem Office of the Treasure Coast serves Saint Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties. We need volunteers to represent for abused, neglected, and abandoned children both in the courtroom and in the community. As a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, you are part of the team that provides legal representation for these children in expressing their needs, wishes, and best interests. We do this through a unique and holistic approach that supports the whole child, addressing their physical, educational, mental, emotional, social, and legal needs. Guardians ad Litem become people our most vulnerable children can trust. As a team together, we provide powerful, effective, high-quality advocacy with one goal: that every child finds a safe, loving, permanent home where they can thrive. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. No previous training or experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know to start making a difference in the life of one of these children today.

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About State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Office - Nineteenth Judicial Circuit

Location:

300 Orange Avenue, The Sunrise Center, 2nd Floor, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, US

Mission Statement

To provide the most vulnerable children in Florida with an adult from their community who will be a consistent, positive presence in the child’s life as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes an attorney, child welfare professional and hopefully a community volunteer providing the highest quality community advocacy and legal representation to protect each child’s legal interests. To provide dependency judges with thorough and accurate information regarding the children under the court’s jurisdiction.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where Guardian ad Litem steps in. The Guardian ad Litem Office represents abused, neglected, and abandoned children in the court and in the community. Our team provides legal representations for these children in expressing their needs, wishes, and best interests. We do this through a unique and holistic approach that supports the whole child, addressing their physical, educational, mental, emotional, social, and legal needs. Guardians ad Litem become people our most vulnerable children can trust. As a team together, we provide powerful, effective, high-quality advocacy with one goal: that every child finds a safe, loving, permanent home where they can thrive.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

300 Orange Avenue2nd FloorFort Pierce, FL 34950

(27.44731,-80.32514)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time required varies by child and situation. But generally, this role requires anywhere between 5-15 hours per month.

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