Become an advocate for a child in foster care!
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CASA volunteers are trained and supported to promote the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. They have the opportunity to improve the life of a child by advocating for the services and support that all children need: a permanent home, education, and healthcare.
The CASA role includes:
-Maintaining regular contact with the child and visiting him/her at least once a month.
-Gathering information about the child’s circumstances, evaluating the facts independently, and providing recommendations to the court by means of written reports.
-Communicating objectively with children, social workers, foster care providers, therapists, teachers, attorneys, parents, or other family members who may be involved in the case.
Through these activities, CASA volunteers are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to thrive.
Benefits: CASA volunteers receive ongoing support from staff, developing their personal and professional skills. Volunteers also connect with like-minded individuals. Many of our volunteers say that being a CASA is the most personally rewarding role they have played, either paid or as a volunteer.
Learn more about how you can become involved by completing our information session. We have an online and many in-person options. For more information, or to RSVP for an information session, please visit: http://casala.org/volunteer/ or call 323-859-2888.
Culver City Julian Dixon Library4975 Overland AveCulver City, CA 90230
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Approx. 15 hours per month
- Ability to visit child at least once per month