Volunteer as a GAL Guardian ad Litem provides a unique volunteer opportunity for people with a sincere concern for the well-being of children. Explore the program and learn about what Guardian ad Litem volunteers do. Find a local Guardian ad Litem office near you for more information about your local program. If you have a general inquiry, please contact us. If you’re ready to be the voice for a child, our application process includes: Criminal background check Screening interview 30 hours of intensive, standardized training Volunteer Application Submit your application to become a Guardian ad Litem.