Change the life of a child who has experienced abuse or neglect.


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

321 E. 12thDes Moines, IA 50319

Please help. Become a CASA.

About

Why Volunteer for CASA?


As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make a child’s dream of a forever home a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, fighting for and protecting their right to be treated with the dignity and respect that 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.

What is a CASA? Check out this short YouTube video to learn more:

https://youtu.be/F5xth-p-9LE

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 949 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates--empowered directly by the courts--offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

Volunteers advocate for children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

Skills

  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs
  • Professional Development

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Only 5 to 10 hours per month.
  • Comprehensive training and support provided.
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