Volunteer to Reduce Abuse
Volunteer Monitors are at the heart of our mission to keep vulnerable Oregonians safe and thriving. They interview people with cognitive disabilities to conduct a wellness assessment, make connections to resources, and draft their findings in a report to the county Court.
You’ll be given thorough training and ongoing support to be successful as a Guardian Partners Monitor. Once assigned a case, you’ll meet with the Protected Person as well as their guardian and other caregivers to get a complete picture. Any evidence of abuse or neglect must be reported to the court. The difference you make in the life of the protected person can be profound.
If working to prevent abuse and neglect sounds rewarding to you, let’s talk. Contact Jeni to schedule an interview (please mention what county you're in when you call):
Jeni Bennett, Monitoring Program Manager
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Who Volunteers with Us?
Our Monitors are people who like working hands-on and seeing the positive results of their efforts. Ideal candidates have:
- Reliability - Cases must be completed within six weeks or less to ensure any problems are addressed quickly.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Confidence to conduct thorough, effective interviews.
- Interest in working within the legal and social work systems.
- Comfort working independently, but with support from Guardian Partners.
- No business with the Court in the county in which they will be volunteering.
- Experience in fields such as: social services, law, investigation, teaching, fiduciary work and human resources is helpful, but we have successful volunteers from all backgrounds.
- Must be age 18 or over.
- No conviction for abuse, neglect or exploitation of a person.
- No current or past founded incident from abuse, neglect or exploitation of a person.
- Must have present ability to understand and conform to ethical obligations of confidentiality, objective reporting and non-discrimination.
- Must have present ability to personally visit the residence of Protected Persons.
- No personal interest in Protected Person or any financial interest in the proceeding.
- People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and senior citizens are especially encouraged to apply. We strive for a volunteer group which reflects the community we serve.