Volunteer Advocates devote an average of up to 10 hours per month to case activities, including visiting with the child(ren), participating in meetings and court hearing (in person or virtually), communicating with professionals, family members and caregivers, documenting visits and advocacy progress, writing court reports, and communicating regularly with an assigned Advocate Supervisor. Court appearances and some case activities (i.e. making contact with caseworkers, teachers, therapists, etc.) might require availability during regular workweek hours; if volunteer is able to make these meetings, he or she will communicate with the Advocate Supervisor for assistance in these areas. Court hearings are scheduled weeks or months in advance, which helps with planning.