Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Give a child like Jasmine a voice. A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA Volunteer, is a trained volunteer who advocates on behalf of the best interest of a child in the foster care system. Once you have attended a Snapshot, training begins in the ProKids CASA University. Classes are rotated through the year, including evening sessions. We always need and welcome Spanish speakers.
Take the first step and sign up for a Snapshot. During a one-hour informational session, you will learn more about our mission, the incredible children we serve, and the many ways you can make a difference in a child’s life.
A note about our volunteers' time commitment: Most CASA Volunteers find that they spend about two hours a week working on their case. There is no one schedule because every case is different and every CASA Volunteer's schedule is different. Most activities are flexible. This may include things like phone calls and emails to those who are providing services for a child, a school-day appointment with a teacher, an evening visit with a child living with a relative who works during the day or a weekend hour spent doing paperwork. Court hearings are scheduled in court by the magistrate, who always takes the CASA Volunteer's schedule into account.