Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Child Advocates of Placer County! Our mission is to be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who make a difference! You will have the opportunity to work with foster and at-risk youth/parents by dedicating at least one hour of your time each week through our two volunteer-driven programs:
1. Placer Court Appointed Special Advocates (Placer CASA), and
2. Placer Mentors, which includes Youth Mentors and Family Mentors.
The ultimate goal is to see an increase in community wellness as a whole. We want to see our youth make better life choices, succeed in school, and become happy, stable, contributing adults. We also want our volunteers to feel a sense of deep personal satisfaction through their participation in this life-changing experience.
To get started, you will need to attend an orientation at our office. These dates can be found on our website at casaplacer.org. If you cannot attend in-person, you can watch a 20-minute online orientation on our website at: http://casaplacer.org/volunteer/orientation-rsvp/
From there, you can complete an application and someone from our office will be in contact with you shortly to schedule an interview. Should you be accepted into our program you will be required to get your fingerprints done, attend 14 hours of independent study online, and 16 hours of in-class time and court observation.
We hope to hear from you soon!
- Child Welfare
- Child Development
- Crisis Intervention
- Life Coaching
- Mental Health
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- About 30 hours of training
- 1 hour a week with youth, and 1 hour of continuing education a month