WHAT DO VOLUNTEER CASAs DO?
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) get to know a foster child and gather information from everyone involved in that child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers.
CASAs use the information they gather to report to the court and to advocate for the child’s needs in the foster care system. Volunteer Advocates commit to representing and advocating for a child’s best interests up until the child finds a safe, permanent home.
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES MEANS YOU ARE:
- Willing to commit at least 12-14 hours of your time per month
- Committed to making a difference in the life of a foster child/youth
- Available to successfully complete our 30 hours of in-depth training
- Willing to complete necessary background checks
- Over the age of 21
READY TO SPEAK UP FOR A CHILD WHO NEEDS YOU?
Join us on Tuesday, December 6th from 6:15pm - 8:00pm. (Networking and refreshments from 6-6:30) at the Sobrato Center on 1400 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. You will have an opportunity to connect with others that share your interest in volunteering with Child Advocates and hear directly from current advocates about the advocate experience.
Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with your name and contact information.
If you cannot attend the scheduled sessions listed above, please call (408)573-5611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule.
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Case Work / Management
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Welfare
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 12
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per week. 12 month commitment.