The Volunteer Guardian Program, a collaborative effort by various County agencies and the Probate Court, exists to meet the need of the growing number of indigent wards in Summit County. The program matches a volunteer guardian with one person who is unable to make decisions for him or herself. No prior experience is needed because there is extensive training. Volunteers visit their ward once a month, respond to calls about medical treatment, and submit an annual report to the Court.
If you wish to become a Volunteer Guardian, you must be at least 21 years old, have reliable transportation, submit an application with references, attend an interview and training session, and complete a no cost background check.
To hear from our volunteer guardians, see the Volunteer Guardian Program  video.
To learn more about becoming a Volunteer Guardian, contact Julie Falter, Volunteer Recruiter for the Volunteer Guardian Program, at: email@example.com  or (330) 703-5970.
The Senior Visitor Program helps to monitor the care and circumstances of wards residing in long-term care facilities. The services of Senior Visitor Program volunteers provide both a support to the guardian in place and a valuable tool to ensure that the needs of these seniors are being met.
Once the initial training is complete, you decide when to accept a case and the number of cases your schedule will allow. You visit one of our seniors, fill out a brief report and return it to the Court. If you report a problem, the Court takes action. If you find no problem, you will always brighten the day of the person you visit!
To become a Senior Visitor volunteer, you must be 21 years old, hold a current Ohio driver’s license, have dependable transportation, complete an application with three references, and complete a no cost background check.
To hear from our volunteer visitors, see the Senor Visitor Program  video.
To learn more about becoming a Senior Visitor Volunteer, contact the Probate Court’s Senior Visitor Program at (330) 643-8771 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .