Child Advocate--Charlotte County, FL
117 people are interested
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.
Flexibility in volunteering on your own schedule, attracts many busy people, who can
- Visit a child once monthly
- Attend court 3-4 times annually-dates known 3-6 months in advance and rarely change
- Keep track of what's happening on behalf of the child and advocate when necessary--own their own time, with staff support
- 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
About 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program
1700 Monroe Street, 6th Floor, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, US
The Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) supports volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community. Each volunteer represents the child until they reach a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Locally, the 20th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers advocating for children in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. 20th Circuit staff includes Program Attorneys and Child Advocacy Coordinators located in four offices in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, and LaBelle, to support local volunteer Guardians ad Litem.
The Program is committed to providing high quality, proactive advocacy through highly trained staff-supported volunteers who often are the only consistent voice for a child's best interests.
We'll work with your schedule.
18500 Murdock CircleSuite B203Port Charlotte, FL 33948
- Basic Computer Skills
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 8-10 hrs monthly
- Florida Resident