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Lift up a child’s voice. A child’s life.™
Volunteer Your Time to Change a Child’s Life
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
WHAT DO CASA VOLUNTEERS DO?
CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act.
Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child’s life; parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.
WHO CAN BE A VOLUNTEER?
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.
To be a CASA volunteer, you must participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course, agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average) and pass a background check. Read more about the requirements and role of being a CASA volunteer.
400,000 children are still waiting for a CASA volunteer. One of those children is waiting for you. Volunteer today.
Find a CASA program near you and inquire about becoming a volunteer.