Change a Child's Life - Become a CASA Volunteer in Berkshire County!

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Berkshire Children and Families

Become a CASA Volunteer!
You can be the voice for a child who needs one!

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a specially trained volunteer, appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of an abused or neglected child in court. The CASA volunteer makes recommendations to the judge about the child's placement and advocates for the child through the court process until he/she has a safe, permanent home.

You do not need to have a legal or social work background to become a CASA - we will train you!

Upcoming Training Schedule: September 18th, 5:30-8:30pm, September 22nd, 10am-1pm, September 25th, 5:30-8:30pm, September 29th, 10-1, October 2nd, 5:30-8:30, October 6th, 10-2, October 9th 5:30-8:30.

You must be able to attend all or most of these days in order to complete the 30-hour CASA pre-training.


1 More opportunity with Berkshire Children and Families

Advocacy & Human Rights Children & Youth Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

480 West StreetPittsfield, MA 01201

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per month
  • Court appearances approximately every 3 months, occasional daytime availability for communication

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