Guardian Ad Litem program needs volunteers

Could you be the voice for a child? In North Carolina, more than 1,900 children need someone to speak up for them. Join us and volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program.

A Guardian ad Litem is a trained community advocate who has been appointed by a District Court judge to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children who have been petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services.

You’ll receive training to research and investigate the facts of the case; the needs of the child; and the available resources within the family and community. You’ll work alongside an attorney advocate, reporting to the court the child’s wishes, and help the court work towards a safe and a permanent home for the child.

If you’d like to find out more about being the voice for a child, visit and fill out an application, or call 910-641-3095.