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Volunteer Guardian Services, a program of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin

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Guardian w/ward
A perfect match! A guardian helping her ward.

Do you enjoy helping others? Can you make personal decisions for adults who are unable to make their own decisions? If you answered yes, then become a Volunteer Guardian!

Guardians are needed when adults can no longer make important life decisions for themselves. These at-risk adults need protection from abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation. You can provide that protection through advocacy and decision-making.

In just a couple of hours a month, you can make a tremendous impact in the life of an at-risk adult.

A two-hour training session will help you become a successful volunteer guardian. On-going support and assistance is just a phone call away.

Make an impact, get involved NOW!

NOTE: Volunteers have no financial obligation for the ward.

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About Volunteer Guardian Services, a program of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin

Location:

8600 - Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53143, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Guardian Services (VGS) is a Kenosha County program overseen by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin that provides trained volunteer community members who are appointed by the court system to be legal decision-makers (guardians) for at-risk adults (wards) - those who are no longer able to make their own decisions.

Goodwill provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence.

Description

Volunteer Guardian Services (VGS) is a Kenosha County program overseen by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin that provides trained volunteer community members who are appointed by the court system to be legal decision-makers (guardians) for at-risk adults (wards) - those who are no longer able to make their own decisions.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin is the largest of more that 168 Goodwill organizations in North America. More than 3,300 Goodwill employees work in over 50 locations in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc. has been providing services since 1919.

Goodwill Industries is driven by its mission and in 2007 served over 15,000 individuals by providing work opportunities and skill development to people with disabilities and disadvantages. Goodwill's objective is to assist program participants in developing or securing work opportunities that fulfill their personal and professional goals while providing wages and benefits that maintain self-sufficiency.

As a non-profit, Goodwill appreciates the continued support of government, local, national, corporate and individual donors. At Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, 94 cents of every dollar we spend directly supports our programs and services.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8600 Sheridan RoadKenosha, WI 53168

(42.5671,-88.1249)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Advocacy
  • Special Needs
  • Elder care
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of a couple hours/month

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