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

  • 28 people are interested
Guardian w/ward
A perfect match! Guardian with ward.

Do you enjoy visiting and helping disabled and/or elder adults? Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? If you said yes, then become a Volunteer Guardian!

You'll make health, welfare and/or financial decisions and advocate for adults who can no longer make decisions for themselves. Just a couple hours of your time each month will make a tremendous impact on the quality of life of an at-risk disabled or elder adult.

After thorough screening, training and matching by the program coordinator, you will be appointed the legal guardian by the court. On-going assistance is also provided to help you be successful.

You must be 21 or older. Volunteers are screened with criminal and caregiver background checks and must attend a 2-hour training before becoming a guardian.
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

  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Spanish

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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