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ORGANIZATION: Child Advocates of Placer County

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Child Advocates of Placer County

In Placer County, there are over 400 children and youth detained by the court and placed into foster care due to something parents did or didn't do!

As a volunteer with Child Advocates of Placer County, you can make a difference in the lives of a foster child or at-risk youth or family!

What do our Volunteers do?

Our volunteers are trained to be Court Appointed Special Advocates ( CASA's).

Once trained, CASA volunteers are matched to a case and either:

  • advocate for a foster or at-risk youth
  • mentor a struggling family

No Experience Necessary! Two Hours a Week is all it takes!

What to expect as a Volunteer ?


We'll train you.
We'll team you with a supervisor
We'll match your to a case
We'll provide you with community and support
You'll build a trusted relationship with your foster youth
You'll be the 'eyes and ears' for the court
You'll likely describe your volunteer experiences as amazing, humbling, life-changing, or inspiring!

One of our CASA volunteers said:

"Wow, it has been SUCH a joy mentoring my youth. She is a bright young girl with
a solid future, and I would like nothing more than to stay connected with her.
She was my first CASA case and I feel so blessed to have been paired with her.
I have learned so much and I am truly grateful for the experience."

How do I get started?
We offer several "info sessions" each month, which is the first step. Go to
https://casaplacer.org/volunteer/

For any additional questions or to learn more, please contact Sherry@casaplacer.org

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About Child Advocates of Placer County

Location:

3715 Atherton Rd. Suite 1, Rocklin, CA 95765, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who want to make a difference.

Description

We serve our community through three volunteer-driven programs:
1) Placer CASA, which trains and assigns volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who then serve children in foster care, ensuring that they have a voice in the courtroom and their needs are met,
2) Placer Mentors, which assigns volunteer Mentors to at-risk youth (ages 8-18) and former foster youth (ages 18-24) who are transitioning into adulthood without families to help support them, and to parents who are struggling to maintain their families, and
3) Prosper Placer, which, in collaboration with local area churches, helps working families who are living below the poverty level find financial prosperity.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1430 Blue Oaks BoulevardRoseville, CA 95747

(38.79634,-121.31708)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Initial 30 hours of training then 1-2 hours per week.
  • 1 hour a week with youth, 12 hours of continuing education a year

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