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North Carolina guardian ad litem volunteer Carol Paes also gives her time to Rotary International, just as so many of our volunteers give their time to multiple child-friendly organizations. She is shown here distributing polio inoculations to children in the village of Jadditundi in the state of Bihar in far mid-eastern India. Paes says, “The need for people to help children is worldwide, as evidenced by the heart-wrenching conditions these children live in.”

Carol Paes has been a volunteer with the Fourth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program in Duplin County for a year. Paes serves as GAL for five children placed in foster homes across several rural counties. In spite of the lengthy travel required, she diligently and frequently meets with each child as well as the social workers, foster parents and mental health providers involved. Based on her excellent service, she was awarded a scholarship through the local Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Association to attend the National CASA Annual Conference in Atlanta this year.

According to her volunteer supervisor, Patrick Giddeons, “Carol’s reports to the court are detailed, based on facts and always child-focused.”

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