Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

Step 1:  Sign-up for one of our in-person orientations through our Event page by clicking HERE.

Step 2: Once you have attended an orientation, complete an application (takes about 30mins) by clicking HERE.

Step 3: Upon completion of your application, one of our staff members will contact you to schedule an interview.

Step 4:  Attend and complete training requirements* and get fingerprinted.

Step 5:  Following completion of training and the above items, you will be sworn in by a judge as an “Officer of the Court” and we will match you with a child in need.

*Training includes:  Independent Study Guide (14 hours of home study) and In-Class time with Court Observation (17 hours of in-person training). You can begin your training immediately after attending an orientation & interview.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one years of age.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to keep all client and court information confidential.
  • Willingness and commitment to respect and relate to people from various backgrounds and lifestyles (economic, cultural, educational, philosophical, etc.) in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to transport self to a variety of locations.
  • Ability to deal positively with hostility, anger, and other strong emotions.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity.
  • Ability to gather and accurately record factual information.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgement and have good character.
  • Ability to work independently as required, as well as the ability to accept supervision and direction as needed.

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