Do you want to make a difference in the life of Wood County Children who are struggling each day due to abuse or neglect of care in their homes? Do you want to help change the lives of children living in homes where parents are struggling with substance abuse, mental health and other life challenges that is impacting their ability to properly care for their children?
Everday people are needed to become trained advocates for children who have been abused or neglected. You will volunteer to assist a child, by gathering all information about the life a child so that the Court can have a better understanding of each child's life situations and the impact that these situations have on the child. The court will use this information to assist in making decisions.
You will monitor the child's case to ensure that needed services that have been ordered by the court are completed. You will review all pertainent records and interview all those involved in the child's life.
You will maintain records of information gathered so that you may speak for the best interests of children who are brought before the Court and ensure that the best interest of children are represented in the court system. You will serve as the eyes and ears of the court and stay involved until a safe permanent home is obtained.
You will meet with the child you have been appointed to at a minimum of once a month.
- Life Coaching
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Child Advocacy
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 7-15 hours/ month
- Some day hours needed to attend court hearings;