Become a role model for a school-aged student. Learning Partners are matched with at-risk and court-involved students to help them with their academics and life skills. Work in prevention or intervention, all under the direction of the classroom teacher or other personnel. You support the student and help confidently build successes. Just regularly, consistently being there --showing up when you said you would -- means a lot to a struggling youth. Expect training, monthly volunteer meetings and professional support. Expect to make a difference in the life of a student. Changes due to COVID-19 do not allow currently us to meet face-to-face. Most referrals are school-based. We will not start new matches until closer to Fall, but you are welcome to apply or ask questions now. We expect to train new/interested Volunteers in late September.
Family Division Volunteer Services, 280 Washington St., Ste. B150, Traverse City, MI 49684, US
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
280 Washington StreetSuite B150Traverse City, MI49684
November 3, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 21
One hour, one time per week is the average. Travel time to school or other location and brief report writing may be included in or added to the hour. Year-round program, but less time commitment and more flexible in the summer months.
Must submit volunteer application and pass background checks. Orientation and attendance at monthly volunteer meetings is expected as available.