Volunteer guardians play an integral role in the life of an at-risk elderly or disabled adult. Serving as a legal decision maker and advocate for an individual, a volunteer guardian is appointed by the court to make health, welfare and/or financial decisions for a adult in need. Volunteer guardians make important decisions and advocate for individuals who can no longer make decisions for themselves.
A volunteer guardian is NOT a hands-on or live-in caregiver and does NOT provide funds or financial assistance to the individual.
The program provides screening, training, and on-going assistance to support volunteers so they may successfully and competently perform their role as legal guardian. Before being appointed as a guardian a volunteer must:
Be 21 or older
Be screened by criminal and caregiver background checks
Attend a two-hour orientation and training session