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CASA Volunteers Needed for Foster Youth

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CASA of Southeast Alaska

  • 7 people are interested
Join Team CASA!

We are looking for caring, committed adults interested in serving foster children and youth as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer. There are over 200 children in foster care in our community. Less than 60 of those children are currently served through our network of volunteers.

CASA volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life; parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.

You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer advocate. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.

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About CASA of Southeast Alaska

Location:

211 4th Street, Suite 101, Juneau, AK 99801, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

Description

Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered to help make this a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children's lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.

CASA volunteers get to know the child by talking to everyone involved in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent plan for them.

You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a CASA volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who are about children and have common sense. As a CASA volunteer you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.

To be a CASA volunteer you must complete a free 30+ hour training course, agree to stay with a case until it's closed, pass a background check, and be sworn into service by a judge.

To get started, visit our website, follow our Facebook page, or attend an information meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

211 4th StreetSuite 101Juneau, AK 99801

(58.30219,-134.40948)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-12 hours a month

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