Exactly what does a GAL volunteer do?
A GAL volunteer typically handles no more than 3 cases at a time - and commits to stay on each case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

The GAL's role is to represent the best interests of the child. This may not always be the same as what the child wants. Volunteer GALs must be able to talk to everyone involved in a case and remain objective in their recommendations. While there will be ongoing contact with a child, the GAL's role is not to become a mentor, but to be an advocate for what they believe is in the child's best interest for finding a permanent home.

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1. How much time does it take to do the GAL job?
2. Exactly what does a GAL volunteer do?
3. What kind of support will I receive?
4. I'd like to apply but I'm not sure this will be a good fit, how will I know?