Advocate for a child in foster care (Long Beach, West LA, South Bay, Santa Monica)


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When

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

Where

Long Beach, South Bay, WeHo, West LA, Culver City,Torrance, CA 90503


About

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) volunteer makes a difference for children in foster care. CASA volunteers are paired to work one-on-one with a child and ensure they have the services and support needed in the areas important to all children: stable placement, education, and healthcare. There are 30,000 kids in the foster care system in LA and many need the support of a CASA volunteer.

The first step toward becoming a CASA volunteer is attending a one-hour information session, where we describe the role and impact our volunteers have.

We are offering information sessions in the following locations:

  • Santa Monica on 5/23/17 at 6:00pm and 6/3/17 at 10:00am
  • Long Beach on 6/6/17 at 6:00pm, and 7/19/17 at 6:00pm
  • West LA on 6/15/17 at 3:00pm
  • Redondo Beach on 6/21/17 at 6:00pm
  • Harbor City on 7/11/17 at 2:00pm
  • West Hollywood on 7/22/17 at 10:00am
  • Culver City on 7/26/17 at 12:00pm

To RSVP for one of these information sessions, please visit: http://casala.org/informationsessions/ or call 323-859-2888. More information is available at http://casala.org/.

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours per month, minimum two year commitment
  • Willingness to travel wherever your child is placed

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