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Volunteers Needed for AZ Guardian Review Program

The Probate Court of Maricopa County Superior Court needs volunteers to serve as “Court Visitors” as part of its Guardian Review Program or GRP.

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The Arizona Guardian Review Program was established in 1992, with the assistance of an AAPR grant, as a first-of-its-kind program in the nation.

“Volunteering as a Court Visitor is a unique and meaningful volunteer experience,” said Star Felty, Guardian Review Program Volunteer Coordinator with the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County. “We are in need of objective, adaptable, polite, perceptive people to serve as volunteers. If this sounds like you, contact us, we would love to have you as part of our team.”

GRP volunteers:

  • Review assigned cases and relevant records
  • Contact guardians and other involved parties
  • Visit wards (vulnerable adults)
  • Conduct interviews and provide a written report to the court

People interested in volunteering as a “Court Visitor” must complete an application process, pass a background check, and complete training provided by staff of the court program. GRP staff provide ongoing support for Court Visitor volunteers.

Mileage reimbursement is available (proof of driver’s license, registration and insurance are required).

“We thank AARP Arizona for helping to get the word out about our need for volunteers,” added Felty. “We hope that people will volunteer for this program as it provides a valuable service not only to the court but to vulnerable adults and their families.”

If you are interested in volunteering to become a GRP Volunteer Court Visitor please email GRP@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov or call 602-506-8200.

More information about the program can also be found on the GRP Facebook page.

For more information and late-breaking news about AARP in Arizona visit the AARP Arizona Facebook page.

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