Every year, Cowlitz County Child Advocates is appointed as Guardian ad Litem for close to 400 children in the Cowlitz County foster care system. We identify, train, encourage, and support local volunteers to become a volunteer guardian ad litem for a child or siblings.
As a volunteer, you visit with your child at least once a month. You learn about the child or siblings by talking to them, their parents, doctors, teachers, and social workers. Based on the information you gather you make a recommendation to the judge. This helps the judge understand the child's unique situation. Your recommendations are an important piece towards a child finding their safe and forever home as quickly as possible.
After completing a training course, you will usually spend 4-5 hours a month per case. The time you spend is flexible to match your schedule if you work. It is also a perfect volunteer opportunity once you have retired. Training courses are offered year-round and are currently offered online. We will begin offering small classes in person to allow for social distancing once Washington State enters Phase 3.
Please contact us to set up an interview. We would love to have you join the Child Advocates family, where you can make a difference in the life of a child!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Cowlitz County Child Advocates
1024 Broadway St., Longview, WA 98632, US
Cowlitz County Child Advocates identifies, equips, and supports volunteer advocates to speak up for the best interests of every abused and neglected cihld in our Dependency Court System. We need your help to continue advocating for children in our community!
At CCCA, we identify, equip, and support quality volunteers from all over Cowlitz County to advocate for children and work toward a safe, loving, and permanent home for every child. Giving the child a voice in court enhances the ability of judges to make decisions that are in the best interest of each child. We strive to educate the community about our mission and create meaningful partnerships with other community organizations that work for the best interest of children. CCCA serves every child we are appointed to through the Juvenile Dependency court. We serve close to 400 children every year. Our staff monitors cases until a volunteer is available for each child. Volunteers are able to dedicate more time and care to one individual child or sibling group. This greatly enhances their chance of finding a safe, loving, and forever home in a shorter amount of time.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
1024 Broadway St.Longview, WA98632
February 22, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
For each case, you will spend approximately 4-5 hours a month for around 18 months until the child reaches a permanent and safe conclusion to their case.
Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, and pass a background check.