Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Advocate with Child Advocates of El Dorado County. We are part of a national non-profit organization that trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Child Advocates is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed officers of the court. An Advocate’s involvement makes a direct impact on a child’s life and perhaps for generations to come. Advocates do not need to have experience with foster youth or the court system, just a desire to help children. We have an extensive interview process that begins with an application.

ORIENTATION VIDEO

Our in-house training program consists of a thirty hour curriculum and two sessions of court observation. To become an Advocate, you must be at least 21 years of age, successfully complete the training program, and pass an extensive background check. Please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION. Once your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an initial interview. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions. We appreciate your interest in wanting to make a difference in the life of a child!

TRAINING DATES:

  • Winter 2020Two nights a week for two weeks (Monday & Wednesday)  January 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th  5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Spring 2020 Two Saturdays March 14th and 21st  10am to 4pm
  • Summer 2020Two nights a week for two weeks (Monday & Wednesday) June 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th 5:30pm to 8:30pm 

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