There are Two Ways to VolunteerYou can volunteer to become a Guardian ad Litem in Horry County
You can become a member of Heroes for Children
In addition to becoming a Guardian, (or if you feel that being a Guardian is not exactly what you want to do, you still wish to support the valuable work of the Guardian ad Litem Program), you could volunteer to become a member of Heroes for Children. Heroes is a local, non profit organization which supports the Horry County Guardian ad Litem program in many ways:
By raising money in the community through grants or special projects.
By recruiting new guardians and advocating for children in the court or foster care system.
By collaborating with other organizations or agencies to improve the care received by children in the court or foster care system.
To provide expanded training and resources for those in the Guardian ad Litem Program and their colleagues in serving children.
Do you have a special talent in public relations, general office skills, fund raising, writing, . . . or perhaps you just care about children? You can be a member of Heroes and join us to support the work of the Guardians ad Litem in our community. No amount of time, no amount of effort is too small.
If you would like to volunteer to become a member of Heroes for Children of Horry County, please call Ken Peterson at 843-390-5949 or go to the CONTACT US button on the home page to email us.
If you are interested in becoming a Guardian ad Litem in Horry County, here is some information you need to know:
To become a Guardian ad Litem you must be 21 or older, have a clean criminal history, and have no history of perpetrating child abuse or neglect. You must have a driver's license or have access to reliable transportation.
You must have a sincere interest in serving children and helping families.
You must be willing to make a commitment of time and energy to the case or cases assigned to you.
You must be willing to abide by strict expectations of confidentiality.
You must be comfortable in dealing with people, particularly children.
You must be willing and able to document your work by submitting regular and timely reports.
You will receive:
Mandatory pre-service training.
Yearly in-service training
Supportive case supervision.
To volunteer to become a Guardian ad Litem in Horry County, call the Guardian office at 843-347-9750. Also, for more information on the Guardian Program, visit the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem website at www.scgal.org or wwwoepp.sc.gov/gal.