Volunteer to Reduce Abuse
Volunteer Monitors are at the heart of our mission to keep vulnerable Oregonians safe and thriving. 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 furnish a report to the Court, identifying any evidence of abuse or neglect. 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 Marc to schedule an interview:
Marc Kochanski, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 971.409.1358
Who Volunteers with Us?
Our Monitors are people who like working hands-on and seeing the positive results of their efforts. Ideal candidates have:
- 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.
- Access to a vehicle.
- 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’ve had 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 and senior citizens are especially encouraged to apply. We strive for a volunteer group which reflects the community we serve.
Additional Volunteer Roles
We rely on volunteers in other areas as well:
- Community Educator – Those with education and experience with guardianships, trustees and personal representatives offering classes to the public. Stipend available.
- Special Events – Help with event-planning, set-up or day-of event support.
- Office Assistance – Check-in participants arriving for class. Additional duties might include mailings, answering phones or other office tasks.