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Volunteers Volunteers are Needed Court Visitors serve as the court's eyes and ears, by visiting persons under guardianship to see whether they appear to be receiving appropriate care. Court Visitors report their findings to the court for appropriate action. As a volunteer, you will receive initial training and ongoing support from the court.

We invite you to consider serving as a Court Visitor. If you are interested in becoming a Court Visitor, please fill out the enclosed application. Please feel free to call 506-8200 or email us at grp@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov.

Volunteer Office Sites The Guardianship Review Program is run by Court Staff at several office sites around Maricopa County. These sites are as follows:
  • GRP Main Office
    Old Courthouse (OCH)
    125 W. Washington
    Phoenix, AZ. 85003
  • GRP Satellite Locations
    Northeast Regional Court Center (NE)
    18380 N. 40th St.
    Phoenix, AZ. 85032
  • Northwest Regional Court Center (NW)
    14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
    Surprise, AZ. 85374
  • Southeast Regional Court Center (SE)
    222 E. Javelina Ave.
    Mesa, AZ. 85210
Court Visitor Job Decription The Court Visitor's job is to monitor individuals who have been placed under guardianship and whose care is the responsibility of court-appointed guardians. This important monitoring function enables the court to have first-hand information about these vulnerable people.
  • The Court Visitor is assigned a case
  • Reviews and updates necessary information
  • Contacts the Guardian
  • Visits the incapacitated person
  • After the visit - fills out a report indicating the status of the individual
  • Makes recommendations for action needed in the case
  • The Volunteer's report is reviewed by court staff to determine what actions are necessary
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Complete orientation and training
  • Arrange a mutually agreeable time to receive and discuss assignments
  • Review assigned guardianship cases
  • Contact the guardian, visit the incapacitated person, speak with any caregivers and review record information
  • Complete and submit case report forms with observations and recommendations
  • Follow up on cases as requested by volunteer coordinator
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner, according to court procedures
  • Complete monthly time sheets and mileage forms for mileage reimbursement, if desired
  • Notify the program coordinator of any problems discovered or if an absence is expected
Guardianship Review Program Qualifications
  • Resourceful person with good investigative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn court procedures and abbreviations used in record keeping
  • Good listening skills, friendliness, patience and tact
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of individuals, including people with significant physical and mental impairments and varying socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Willingness to complete case reports on forms provided by the court
  • Ability to hold information in confidence
  • Strong desire to help people and to further the goals of the Guardianship Review Program
  • Willingness to provide own transportation to make visits
  • Ability to pass a background check
Commitment
  • Willingness to contribute twelve or more hours per month
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