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A meaningful volunteer opportunity awaits you- become a Volunteer Guardian!

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Volunteer Guardian Program

  • 16 people are interested
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WANT TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE, BUT DON'T HAVE ALOT OF TIME? OUR PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

  • Develop a caring relationship with the ward and meet with the ward at least once quarterly with a minimum once a month contact
  • Participate in planning and giving consent for medical treatment and other services
  • Monitor and advocate for the ward
  • Complete the court annual report
  • Attend the initial basic training

More opportunities with Volunteer Guardian Program

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About Volunteer Guardian Program

Location:

1867 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313, US

Mission Statement

We are committed to maintaining the health, stability, and emotional well-being of adults under guardianship through the use of support, advocacy, and volunteer education. Through this trusting, consistent relationship, we will enhance and empower the lives of those in our community.

Description

The Volunteer Guardian Program is a collaboration of community social services that includes Summit County Probate Court, Summit County Public Health, the Department of Job & Family Service, the ADM Board and the Summit County DD Board.

Our goal is to match compassionate volunteers to serve as court-appointed Guardians of the Person to individuals in nursing homes and group homes in Summit County who are no longer able to make their own health care and placement decisions. Volunteer guardians serve as a voice and provide advocacy and decision-making to those in need.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Summit County, Ohio AreaAkron, OH 44313

(41.1427,-81.57061)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours per month

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