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Volunteers Needed! Advocate for Foster Youth
ORGANIZATION: San Francisco CASA Program
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217 people are interested
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. 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
OUR MISSION San Francisco CASA transforms the lives of abused and neglected foster youth by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community. OUR VISION That every child has a safe and loving home and is given the opportunity to thrive.
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.
Through advocacy and mentorship, the San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program empowers community members to stand up for a foster child and champion their rights in court.
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.
2535 Mission St.San Francisco, CA 94110
December 15, 2023
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Welfare
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Average of 12-16 hours per month
- 40-hour training, court reports every 6 months and collaboration with other service providers.