In an overburdened and under-funded social welfare system, foster children can slip through the cracks without a caring and consistent adult to speak up on their behalf. SFCASA volunteers change that. They provide judges with the crucial information needed to make sound decisions that affect the lives of foster children.
Volunteers help these children by:
Advocating for safe, permanent, and nurturing homes.
Addressing their educational, healthcare, and other urgent needs.
Helping them to develop permanent connections in the community.
Please consider joining us at a 60-minute virtual information session and find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child in foster care in just 3-5 hours a week. Register for an information session to learn more about the CASA advocate role: https://www.sfcasa.org/volunteer.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About San Francisco CASA Program
2535 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110, US
SFCASA is committed to training community volunteers to serve as officers of the court and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.
In San Francisco alone, there are over 1,000 abused and neglected foster youth removed from their families in need of strong positive role models to nurture their development and advocate for their best interest.
At SFCASA we take everyday citizens and train them to serve the community by becoming a powerful voice for abused and neglected foster youth.
As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), you will be empowered by the foster care system to investigate, facilitate, advocate, and monitor the needs of foster children in order to represent their best interests. You will work one-on-one with a youth, getting to know them so you may advocate for their needs such as housing, education, permanent relationships, and extracurricular activities. At the end of the day, it is the goal of a CASA to help ensure these children don't struggle alone and are given a safe place to live.
SFCASA is in critical need of male volunteers to mentor boys and teens!
Attend our next volunteer orientation to learn how you can make a lasting difference in a foster child's life! Sign-up by going to http://www.sfcasa.org/volunteer/.
Be an advocate, and prevent another child in your community from falling through the cracks of the system.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
2535 Mission St.San Francisco, CA94110
September 16, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
3-5 hours per week
40-hour training, twice yearly court reports and collaboration with other service providers.