Ada County seeks volunteer for Board of Community Guardians KUNA MELBA NEWS STAFF REPORT firstname.lastname@example.org Dec 6, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Facebook Twitter Email Print Save The Board of Ada County Commissioners is seeking an individual interested in serving on the Ada County Board of Community Guardians.The seven-member Board of Community Guardians works to actively recruit and monitor volunteers interested in becoming court-appointed Community Guardians, according to a press release from Ada County. The Board of Community Guardians meets the second Thursday of each month to perform the duties and functions listed in the board’s by-laws.A court-appointed guardian acts as a surrogate decision-maker in personal matters for individuals who cannot make decisions for themselves because of mental and/or physical impairments or disabilities. In most cases, court-appointed guardians are family members or friends of the person needing assistance. However, for indigent individuals who do not have family or friends willing or capable of performing guardian duties, the court will appoint a volunteer from Ada County’s Community Guardian program.Ada County receives referrals to the Board of Community Guardians, and the board reviews each application to determine whether the applicant meets the criteria needed for indigent oversight. The case is then turned over to a guardian, who ensures their clients have basic necessities, such as: clean clothes, food, access to transportation, adequate medical care and a safe place to live. Volunteers appointed to serve on the Ada County Board of Community Guardians will oversee the services guardians provide and are tasked with actively recruiting additional guardians into the program.Individuals interested in serving on this board are asked to complete a volunteer board application, available at the Ada County Commissioners’ Office or online https://adacounty.id.gov/Commissioners/Volunteer-Board-Information-Applications.Completed applications may be delivered to the Ada County Board of Commissioners’ Office at 200 W. Front Street, Boise, sent via fax to 208-287-7009, or e-mailed to email@example.com. Please call 208-287-7000 for additional information. This position will remain open until filled. More from this section Hidden Gems to be found in Kuna: Residents open store featuring local arts, crafts Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 'Get out there': Interest groups promote birds of prey conservation area in Kuna, Melba Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 At The Library: Kuna Klues winner announced, blood drive, other events coming Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Residents invited to March for Meals On Wheels to promote meals for seniors Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Kuna Tractor Supply donates 85 bags of pet food to local organizations Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Ada County Board Of Community Guardians Volunteer Ada County Board Welfare Institutes Work Volunteer Board Sociology Guardian Community Program Disability Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.