The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Guardian ad Litem Program uses highly respected volunteers supported by professional staff to advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom for abused children. We make a tremendous positive impact in the lives of children who are by no fault of their own, are going through the traumatic experience of being removed from their homes as a result of abuse.
Our mission is to be there for that child, ensuring that they have a voice, and to be that only party that is there exclusively to advocate for their best interest.
Our diverse volunteers experience the highest level personal satisfaction that comes from knowing that they took action to ensure that no needs of the child fell through the cracks.
Children with a GAL have someone on their side making sure they are safe and thriving in all areas of their lives.
The volunteer is invested in the child, connected to the community, trained by the program and most important passionate that they state unequivocally that "I am for the child".
You can help by becoming a volunteer advocate for a child. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please contact our office at (386) 364-7720 and we would be happy to discuss it with you further.