Some Kids Need Your Help!

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Train to be a Guardian ad Litem 

Right now, there are children involved in your local Family Court who need your help. They don’t need your money – just your time and attention.  In some cases, these children have been abused, neglected or caught in the middle of a custody dispute – but they all have the same need: to have a judge-appointed advocate who will look out for their best interest.  To be a Guardian ad Litem, you needn’t have any specialized experience – just a willingness to volunteer your free time, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for helping vulnerable children and the ability to think critically, be assertive, work with others effectively, and use sound judgment.  Training is provided, and the personal reward is immeasurable.  Currently there’s a shortage of these volunteers in your area. Can you help?

The next training will be held in October 2013 in Central Vermont.  For more information or to obtain an application, please email Mary Hayden at JUD-VermontGAL@state.vt.us or call 1(800)622-6359 or visit us at www.vermont.judiciary/GAL; you may also stop in or call your Family Court in Hyde Park at 888-3887.