Becoming a guardian ad litem

Guardian ad Litem volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. While no special education or experience is required, we are unable to accept all candidates as volunteers due to the rigor of the program and the sensitive nature of working with children. The process of becoming a Guardian ad Litem volunteer includes:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Complete an application, which includes submission of 3 references
  • Successfully pass an in-person/virtual interview
  • Pass a criminal history check – in accordance with Idaho Court Administrative Rule 47
  • Complete 30 hours of pre service training – Topics are mandated by Idaho Juvenile Rule 35 and National CASA Association
  • After training, commit to 12 hours of continuing education annually on topics concerning child welfare
  • 2 year commitment