(26.63943,-81.876045)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2075 West First St.--Suite 300HeadquartersFt. Myers, FL 33901

Lee County has one-third of abused, neglected, and abandoned children waiting for a Guardian ad Litem child advocate to speak up for them in court, the child welfare system, and the community. Making a difference in a child's life can be a life-changing event--for the child and the volunteer!

About

Florida Guardians ad Litem are child advocates for abused, abandoned and neglected child victims in court, the community, and the child welfare system--supported by staff.

In Lee County, about half of children needing a voice are waiting!

Flexibility in volunteering on your own schedule, attracts many busy people, who can

  • Visit a child once monthly--on your own schedule!
  • Attend court 3-4 times annually-dates known 3-6 months in advance and rarely change
  • Monitoring services on behalf of the child and advocate when necessary
  • Spend 8-10 hours monthly on their own time on their case--everyone begins with one case to see how it works into their personal schedule
  • Use common sense and good judgment

Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hr.s monthly--own schedule
  • Florida resident

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