Adovocate for a Foster Child


(38.875416,-76.99864)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

CASA for Children of DC515 M Street, SEBuilding 74, Suite 200Washington, DC 20003

About

CASA for Children of DC provides volunteers (adults age 21 and over) with the opportunity to work with a young person (usually between 6 and 21) who has suffered from abuse or neglect.

CASA volunteers receive 30 hours of training and are then appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a young person in foster care. CASAs provide the court with valuable insight into the child's life by gathering information about the youth's situation, submitting reports, and making recommendations to the court in the best interest of the young person. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 15 hours per month to their case for at least one year, and attend hearings with their young person once every 3-4 months. These hearings are held during daytime, working hours, but much of the remainder of the CASA work can be done on evenings and weekends.

For more information contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@casadc.org.

Thank you so much for wanting to make a difference in the life of a child!

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours/month for at least one year

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