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ORGANIZATION: CASA of San Mateo County

CASA Volunteer

CASA of San Mateo County are Court Appointed Special Advocates giving a foster child a voice in the courtroom. CASA advocates create a one-on-one, consistent relationship with the child they serve. They also mentor the child throughout the time the child is under the court's supervision.

Our mission is to ensure that all abused and neglected children under the protection of the Court have a consistent and caring adult who speaks on their behalf and helps them reach their full potential.

According to the "Bureau of Labor Statistics", in 2015, 21.8% of males were involved with volunteering and 27.8% were female. For this study, 62,623 volunteer's were surveyed in total; 26,498 were male and 36,126 were female. (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/volun.nr0.htm)

According specifically to CASA of San Mateo County, in the last fiscal year - 19% of advocates were male and 81% were female. Regarding both statistics, there is a significantly higher rate of female volunteer's versus male volunteer's.

CASA of San Mateo County wants to change this statistic!


Website: http://www.casaofsanmateo.org/volunteer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CASAofSanMateo/

Email: melissa@casaofsanmateo.org

Phone: 650-730-5935

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About CASA of San Mateo County


Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores, 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065, US

Mission Statement

To ensure children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have a caring and consistent adult who mentors them and advocates for needed resources. Our volunteers provide life-affirming connection and empower young people to reach their fullest potential.‚Äč


Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA of San Mateo County empowers YOU to make a difference in the life of a child who has been abused or neglected.

What We do: CASA of San Mateo County recruits, trains, and supports adult volunteers as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children who have come under the court’s protection because their parents can’t or won’t take care of them.

What CASA Volunteers do: They listen first. Then they act. Volunteers devote 2-4 hours a week getting to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. They provide consistent, caring support and make sure the child doesn't get lost in the system.

For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. For many volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes a difference in our community. Volunteers must be 21years or older.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community


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Multiple locations Palo Alto, CA 94303



  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Family Law
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 18 Months
  • Must be 21 years or older to volunteer.

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