Sunday, April 20, 2014   

Volunteering

The success of the Guardian Ad Litem Program is completely reliant upon volunteers.

Qualifications

The main qualification is a sincere concern for children. Other qualifications include:

  • Maturity
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact and speak with people of various educational and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to be objective and non-judgemental
Requirements

The requirements for becoming a Guardian Ad Litem are as follow:

  1. Complete a written application.
  2. Submit 3 personal/professional references.
  3. Submit to a criminal record check.
  4. Be interviewed by a staff member.
  5. Complete a 20-hour training session, which will include at least one full day of court observation.
  6. Take the Administrative Office Of The Courts Guardian Ad Litem Oath, administered by a distric court judge.