Advocate for a child in foster care (San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys)


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When

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

Where

San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita ValleyCanoga Park, CA 91303


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 holding sessions in the following locations:

  • Mission Hills on 4/4/17 at 12:00pm
  • Reseda on 4/20/17 at 12:00pm
  • Stevenson Ranch on 4/29/17 at 10:00am
  • Studio City on 5/2/17 at 6:00pm
  • Northridge on 5/3/17 at 6:00pm
  • Pacoima on 5/18/17 at 1:00pm
  • Canoga Park on 5/31/17 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 also available at http://casala.org/.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

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

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