CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington and Columbia Counties


(45.85128,-122.82952)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2514 Sykes RoadSaint Helens, OR 97051

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) give abused and neglected children a voice when important decisions are being made about their lives. CASAs come from all walks of life and advocate for the best interests of the child.

About

Every day, abused and neglected children in Oregon are taken from their homes and placed into foster care because their parents are unable to safely care for them. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are needed to ensure that the educational, emotional, medical and practical needs of these children are identified and met in an often overburdened child welfare system.

CASAs are ordinary people... men and women, executives, stay-at-home parents, retirees, and busy professionals who give of their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference for some of Oregon's most vulnerable children.

As a CASA volunteer, you will get to know the child for whom you are advocating by visiting them at least once a month and speaking to those involved in the child's life. You will investigate and gather information, advocate for the child, make recommendations to the Court, and monitor the progress of the case as you attend periodic meetings and hearings. The information you gather and your recommendations help the Court make informed decisions.

We will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child's best interest. A CASA volunteer typically spends 10-20 hours per month on his or her case.

Attending an orientation is the first step in becoming a CASA. We offer daytime and evening orientations monthly; details are available on our website at www.casahelpskids.org/orientations.

Call Susan at 503-410-5097 for more information.

Skills

  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 - 15 hours/month
  • Background Check
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