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700 East Twiggs Street, Suite 750Tampa, FL 33602


Hillsborough County leads that state of Florida in the number of children in care! Won't you join us and say I am for the child who now stands in the entryway of a group foster home, clutching a makeshift suitcase, a garbage bag filled with everything he owns. I am for the child who has had seven addresses in a single year, because she is in foster care. These are the children I am for. And because I am, they will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am a volunteer Child Advocate. I am just like you! There are currently almost 1800 children in Hillsborough County who need a Guardian ad Litem.

Children who have a Guardian ad Litem spend less time in foster care, do better academically and have a consistent adult figure in their life. Most of our volunteers work full time, but know that their 10-12 hours per month spent advocating for a child in need is making a lasting difference in that child's life!

Weekly Information Sessions take place each Thursday evening at 6:00, the 2nd and 4th Thursday sessions take place at our office, 700 E. Twiggs Street, Ste. 750, Tampa 33602. Please check our website (www.galtampa.org) to confirm Information Session locations.

Please consider becoming a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer and make a difference in the life of a child! The Guardian ad Litem Program provides a comprehensive training course for new Volunteers, that includes 3 Phases. Phase #1 is the pre-classroom independent study, Phase #2 is 15 hours of classroom instruction and Phase #3 is field work with an expereinced Guardian ad Litem as a mentor. Training classes are held monthly- Learn more at our website www.galtampa.org or call 813-272-5110


  • Problem Solving
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 to 12 hours per month
  • Level 2 Background Screen

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