Be an Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children
75 people are interested
Boston CASA advocates are appointed by juvenile court judges to be the eyes and ears of the court in complicated abuse and neglect cases. CASAs represent the "best interest" of the children they work with and are most often the only party involved in the case that does so. CASA volunteers work to be a unifying force on behalf of children - gathering information, communicating with all parties, and ensuring that children in foster care have a caring and consistent adult speaking up for them and making sure they are receiving the care they need and deserve.
CASA volunteers stay with a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe and permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives in which foster parents, social workers, lawyers, teachers and mental health providers can change frequently. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home; is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system; and is more likely to succeed in school.
We require all potential volunteers to go through an application process, to be at least 21 years of age, and able to commit to 18 months with the Program. Visit our volunteer page to learn more: https://bostoncasa.org/volunteer
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
85 Merrimac StreetSuite 401Boston, MA 02114
- Child Welfare
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Advocacy
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 30 hours of initial training and 12 hours of on-going training throughout the year. Some flexibility during daytime hours required (approximately 10-15 hours per month)