Nov. 13, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The
Guardian Ad Litem Program of Broward County
, is excited to announce iCare, a new micro-volunteer program for caring-but-busy people. "As a State program we rely on volunteer Guardians ad Litem to be the voice of hope for
most vulnerable children, those who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned," said
, Director of the Guardian Ad Litem Program of
. "With iCare, working professionals, students and busy parents can all volunteer in small increments of time."
Children benefit greatly from the involvement that a trained volunteer from their community provides. With iCare a volunteer can make a difference in a child's life—even when they are short on time. iCare offers three micro-volunteering options.
1: You can give an hour or two
: Become a
. Provide hope and reassurance when you meet and mentor a child for about an hour a week during the child's temporary placement.
2: You can give a few hours a month
: Become a
Working alongside a Guardian ad Litem program supervisor, you will have the opportunity to meet with a child at least one time per month.
3: You can give half a day per month
: Become a
Use your talent, skills and compassionate nature to provide reassurance and security as you conduct a one-time interview with a child and the child's caregiver.
At any given time in
there are more than 2,000 children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Placed in the State Dependency System for their own safety and protection, these children have experienced some of life's toughest lessons – trauma, loss, pain and heartache – at the hand of the one person who was supposed to be there to protect them and keep them safe.
If you are an individual, corporation or part of a community group and would like to volunteer with iCare call 954-831-6224 or send an email to
Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County
and its nonprofit affiliate,
Voices for Children of Broward County
, are working together to provide a voice for
who is in the care of the Department of Children and Families due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.
About the Guardian Ad Litem Broward County Program
The Guardian ad Litem Program of
is charged with giving a voice to
most vulnerable children, those who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is appointed when the court is making decisions that will affect a child's future. Acting as an objective adult, the GAL will provide independent information and recommendations about the best interests of the child. To learn more about becoming a GAL visit
or call (954) 831-6214.
ABOUT VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF BROWARD COUNTY
Founded in 2011, Voices for Children of
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support the Guardian Ad Litem program of Broward County, Florida. The Voices for Children organization is committed in its work to provide an advocate for 100% of the abused, abandoned and/or neglected children in Broward County is committed to see that, within our county, each and every abused, abandoned or neglected child is assigned a Guardian ad Litem.. To learn more or to make a donation, visit
or call (954) 915-6949.
, (954) 271-4666 (or)
SOURCE Guardian Ad Litem Program of