Become a Volunteer

What is a Volunteer Guardian?

What does a volunteer do?

  • Monitors quality of support, safety and services provided to the ward (the volunteer is NOT the care provider; however they ensure the ward is receiving the proper care)
  • Visits the ward on a regular basis (this helps the volunteer see what condition the ward is in and better determine whether or not the ward needs more or less assistance)
  • Provides quarterly reports to the Board
  • Ensures the ward is getting all the benefits to which he/she is entitled
  • Acts as an outlet to the ward for any questions he/she may need assistance in understanding

Qualifications of a designated representative: the Board of Community of Guardian is looking for a volunteer with these qualities

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, making written reports to the volunteer coordinator, and to other persons as necessary
  • Ability to work with professionals using tact, concern and basic human relations
  • Compassionate
  • Responsible, dependable, self motivated and trustworthy
  • Time to commit to monitoring the care of their ward 

Requirements of a Designated Representative:

  • Attend an initial interview and training (which will outline in detail all duties of the volunteer guardian and give necessary materials for a successful guardianship)
  • Maintain a strict level of confidentiality regarding ward’s personal business
  • Attend continuing education training annually, as available 
  • Keep executive director informed of all activities, and issues regarding ward
  • Maintain up to date and accurate paperwork  
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • No felony convictions
  • A person who abuses alcohol or drugs cannot become a volunteer guardian
  • A person who has been convicted of any crime of a sexual or violent nature cannot become volunteer guardian

    Community Guardian Volunteer Brochure

 

Ada County OfficesCourthouse200 W. Front StreetBoise, ID 83702Phone: (208) 287-7080