About Our Volunteers
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse, abandonment or neglect. GALs develop a consistent relationship with the child, serve as educational advocates, help the child to experience and participate in normalcy activities and most importantly, they make recommendations to the court to ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for the child.
Today, the GAL Program supports more than 9,200 volunteers serving more than 23,000 children.
GAL volunteers save the State of Florida $21,920,878 in salaries and benefits. It would take an additional 482 state employees to do this same work!
In the First Circuit alone, we represent over 1,337 children with over 660 volunteer superheroes.
Want to help a child in need? Join our team by clicking the link and filling in the contact form. We'd love to have you!