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CASA Volunteers for Children in Foster Care- Apply Now!

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Philadelphia County

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trains members of the community to advocate in court for children in the foster care system. Children who are in foster care and are going through family court often don't have a voice. A CASA volunteer is someone who can give that child a voice. Someone who forms a direct relationship with the child. Someone who will visit that child in their home every month. Someone who will make sure their needs are addressed by making best interest recommendations to the judge presiding over the case. CASA volunteers commit to 10-15 hours a month for 2 years (the average time to close a case) You don't need any previous special training. We will train you. You just need to care about our most vulnerable citizens. Find out more and register for an information session on our website www.casaphiladelphia.org/volunteer/.

CASA is currently accepting applications! We anticipate many new cases in response to COVID-19 delays and the stress the virus has put on many families in Philadelphia. Training are offered 4 times a year - January, April, July and October. We will meet once a week in person and once a week on virtually for the month. Once an advocate work is both virtual/online and in person. We hope you can be the one caring adult that a child in foster care is waiting for! Apply today!

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About CASA of Philadelphia County

Location:

1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia County is to train and support community volunteers to advocate for the health, safety, stability and well-being of abused and neglected children.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

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WHERE

1501 Cherry StreetPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA 19103

(39.9528,-75.174)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • General Education
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will need to be able to join a month long training class which is 32 hours of training. Once trained and assigned a case, CASA volunteers can expect to spend 10-15 hours a month working their case.
  • A minimum of a 2-year commitment. Consistency over the life of a case is very important. Volunteers must be able to pass background checks, have basic computer skills and access. We do not accept full time students or current foster parents.

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