Change a Child's Story- Become an Advocate
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
67 people are interested
In Chatham County alone, there are over 400 children in foster care. All of these children have experienced abuse or neglect. As of today, through the power of volunteerism, we are advocating for about half of these children. Serving every child who needs a volunteer is possible with your help.
We are Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, a volunteer-powered network of committed people-from all walks of life-who believe society has a fundamental obligation to these children. We are people just like you who believe that every child has the right to be treated with dignity, to be safe, and to thrive in the embrace of a loving family. CASA Volunteers change children's lives. Studies have shown, children who have experienced abuse or neglect are far more likely to find a safe, permanent home with a CASA volunteer by their side.
Volunteer- This is one cause where the actions of a single individual can have a profound impact. You can be an integral part of the solution. One individual, trained and empowered to ensure that every child can thrive. Join us in our mission to ensure that 100% of children in foster care in Chatham County have someone, like you, in their corner.
We are recruiting for Community Volunteer who are willing to Travel to Change a Child's Story. The removal of a child from their home is a traumatic event. Adding to the stress is the fact that only about 30% of children in Chatham County remain near where they grew up when they enter foster care. Due to a shortage of Foster Parents locally, Foster Children often have to move out of county to live with a foster family. We are looking for community volunteers who are able to visit children placed out-of-county on a quarterly basis.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Savannah/Chatham CASA
761 Wheaton Street, Savannah, GA 31401, US
Savannah/Chatham County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
CASA takes a holistic approach to ensure the child’s psychological, physical, educational, and other needs are met while advocating for permanency in the child’s life. CASA volunteers work tirelessly to reduce the amount of time a child spends in foster care by working closely with the Department of Family and Children Services and the Juvenile Court. Studies have shown that a child who is appointed a CASA volunteer spend less time in foster care, have less placement disruptions, and perform better in school.
Our vision is a community where every abused or neglected child is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.
We'll work with your schedule.
761 Wheaton StreetFloor 5SavannahSavannah, GA 31401
- Child Welfare
- Crisis Intervention
- Case Work / Management
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
- Child Advocacy
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- One year+ commitment. A CASA Volunteer is sometimes the only constant in a child's life during a time of change and uncertainty. We ask that you try your best to remain with the child throughout their case from beginning to end.
- Have a passion for making a difference in a child's life.