We have developed instructions, a brochure and an automated travel reimbursement worksheet for volunteers to use in requesting reimbursement, please see links below.
All volunteers are eligible to apply for reimbursement for travel if:
- they travel out of county more than 50 miles round trip to visit a child they are appointed to represent, or
- they travel out of county more than 50 miles round trip to transport a child age 5 or older to a sibling or family visit, or an important event in the child’s life such as a college visit, a family event, a job interview, or a relative’s funeral, or
- they travel any distance to transport a courthouse dog to a GAL-related event where they will comfort or support kids, or
- they travel out of state or need to fly out of state (NOTE: out of state and air travel require advance approval from the Circuit Director).
The child may be in foster, group or relative care.
The Circuit Director can grant exceptions to the above guidelines. If you have any questions, call David Windle, Budget & Finance Director at 850-922-7213.
Volunteers can use the automated travel worksheet to complete the travel reimbursement form. Please make sure all volunteers fill out the section on “purpose of the trip and successful results.” We will use these success stories to advocate for recurring travel funding in the next legislative session. If you open the automated travel worksheet (Excel file) , you will see a button at the bottom that says “Print Travel Voucher Form.” When the input on the worksheet is complete, hit this button to populate and print a traditional travel reimbursement form. As with any travel reimbursement form, it MUST be signed by the traveler (volunteer) and the CAM (supervisor). The Circuit will then submit the form to a special inbox for volunteer travel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for everything you do to make the lives of our children better.