Becoming a Volunteer
Get Involved In Your Community
Nobody longs for a safe and loving home more than a child in foster care. As a court-appointed Advocate for Children of Rural Nevada you will be empowered by the Nevada 5th Judicial Court in Nye County to help make this dream a reality.
What Do Volunteer Advocates Do?
Volunteer Advocates get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to help judges and others understand what the child needs and to help the child find a safe, permanent home.
Who Can Be a Volunteer?
You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well-supported by professional staff, who will help you through each case.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour training course, and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half, on average).
How Much of My Time Will It Take ?
A typical Volunteer Advocate spends on average about 2-4 hours per month. What a difference those few hours can make in the lives of children we serve. Our Advocate program is trusted, proven, and effective in the rural Nevada communities we serve in Nye and Esmeralda Counties.
How Do I Become an Advocate for Children of Rural Nevada?
You can apply online by clicking here: Online Application