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Becoming a community guardian

Community guardians are people who:

  • believe in the potential of people with disabilities
  • are prepared to advocate for the rights of people with decision-making disabilities
  • have critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • can act in the best interests of people with decision-making disabilities.

It is preferred that volunteers have had some professional or personal experience with a person with a decision-making disability, but this is not a prerequisite.

Community guardians come from all walks of life and many professions, including health care, teaching or other service sectors. Every effort is made to match the represented person with a guardian who lives in their local area.

Anyone interested in becoming a community guardian for a Western Australian with a decision-making disability should contact the Office for information on how to apply to be a volunteer community guardian.

Last updated: 25-Aug-2015

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