Volunteer Training: December 2013

Original Photo Credit: Martina K. --- 110/365 Winter Fun! (a young man blows a handful of snow)
Photo: Martina K.
Cancelled
December 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12

Guardians ad litem are citizens who volunteer to represent children before the court, social service agencies and the community. Volunteers are trained and supervised by our program staff which includes attorneys.

On average, guardians ad litem devote approximately eight to ten hours per month and while doing so create relationships that can make a huge impact on children's lives.

To become a guardian ad litem, you must be at least twenty-one years old, pass a criminal background and complete the thirty-hour pre-service training program. Young adults nineteen or twenty years old may become certified and are allowed to work under the guidance of and in partnership with a guardian ad litem twenty-one or above.

The training program is conducted over six days. You can register for Volunteer Training X by emailing christine.gornik@gal.fl.gov or calling (850) 606-1218 or (850) 606-1228 by Friday, November 29, 2013.

New volunteers need to complete an application before attending the training course, so register at the same time you submit your application.

Download the printable volunteer training flyer and register today!

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Update
2013-10-08: updated time commitment and volunteer age requirements text
2013-10-24: updated volunteer age requirements text
2013-12-02: cancelled sessions; 2014 training will be announced on the blog
First Published July 16, 2013