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Volunteers Needed! Advocate for Foster Youth

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San Francisco CASA Program

  • 142 people are interested
SFCASA Male Advocate

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.

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About San Francisco CASA Program

Location:

2535 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2535 Mission St.San Francisco, CA 94110

(37.7565,-122.41856)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 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.

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