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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Guardian ad Litem Program-Buncombe County

Join us for our quarterly volunteer training and become a Guardian ad Litem! We are actively recruiting for our program. Contact Marah Mencher at (828) 259-6603 for more information or submit your application today at www.volunteerforgal.org

What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained volunteer who is appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child. In court, the GAL serves as an important voice for the child.

Who can be a Guardian ad Litem?

Guardian ad Litem volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. While no special education or experience is required, we are unable to accept all candidates as volunteers due to the rigor of the program and the sensitive nature of working with children. The process of becoming a Guardian ad Litem volunteer includes an application, a criminal background check, and a screening interview, as well as training.

What is the time commitment for a Guardian ad Litem volunteer?

The initial training program takes 30 hours to complete, usually in the evenings or on the weekends. After you are appointed to a child’s case, you will spend time visiting with the child, interviewing people in the child’s life, reviewing records and reports, writing recommendations to the court regarding the child’s best interest, and attending court (if scheduled that month). The time commitment varies from case to case. Typically, you will spend four to eight hours per month doing GAL work.

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