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Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem!
The following information is for statistical purposes and has no relevance to your acceptance into the CASA/GAL Program. Please check all that apply.
Previous Addresses for last 5 Years and Dates at each Address
VEHICLE INFORMATION - Please submit a copy of Driver’s License and current automobile insurance. All information is kept confidential
POST HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION: For each school, starting with the most recent, list the name, city, and state, the course of study, how many years attended, the degree obtained, and the year.
SELECT YES OR NO FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
NOTE: CASA/GAL OF SUMMIT COUNTY CONDUCTS A BACKGROUND CHECK OF PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN AN AUTHORIZATION FORM FOR THESE BACKGROUND CHECKS. REFUSAL TO SIGN THE AUTHORIZATION FORM FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION IS CAUSE FOR REMOVAL FROM THE PROGRAM. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
LIST LAST 3 EMPLOYERS
REFERENCES - Please complete the following information for two professional and one personal reference. Do not include family members. References are sent via encrypted email.
Please read the job description (found at the top of this page) before continuing.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION
I hereby give my informed consent to the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County to complete a thorough investigation of my character and fitness to be a CASA/GAL Volunteer. By signing this release, I authorize inquiries to be made concerning my suitability as a volunteer to references that I have provided, which include my past and present employers. I further authorize police checks, Bureau of Criminal Investigation checks, and children protective services agencies history checks. I understand that information requested in this application and other information that may otherwise be obtained will be used only for the purpose of deciding my fitness and suitability to serve as a CASA/GAL Volunteer and may be shared with other CASA programs, if appropriate. I further understand that Ohio law may require additional background checks on me in the future to remain a CASA/GAL Volunteer. I hereby agree to cooperate with such required checks and/or investigations and to sign all necessary releases or resign as a CASA/GAL Volunteer.
This release is good until revoked by me, in writing, at any time before it has been acted upon.
Criteria used in the selection of CASA/GAL volunteers will be such as to ensure that each accepted applicant is able to meet the responsibilities of a CASA/GAL volunteer. No individual will be rejected because of ethnicity, gender, handicap, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, if at least 21 years of age, or marital status.
Individuals who have been convicted of, or having charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor, involving a sex offense, or drugs or alcohol within the past five (5) years and/or who have a history with a children’s protective service agency may not be accepted as a CASA/GAL Volunteer. An individual who has been adjudicated to have abused or neglected a child including, but not limited to, any sexual offense, abuse, child endangerment, neglect or who has been involved in related acts that would pose a risk to children or to the program’s credibility will not be accepted as a CASA/GAL Volunteer.
If a volunteer refuses to sign a release of information form or submit the required information or fingerprints for any of the required backgrounds checks, the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County will reject the application.