Become a Family Finding Volunteer with CASA

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CASA of Travis County

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CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained volunteer advocate to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest.

Family Finding (FF) Volunteers provide specialized support to a CASA volunteer in finding and engaging relatives, by conducting data-mining, reviewing case files, doing online research to locate disconnected relatives, and contacting relatives in an attempt to engage or re-engage them in the lives of children.

Volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. FF Volunteers complete an interview, background checks and a 41.5-hour intensive training program including courtroom observation, and are then sworn into their roles by a judge. CASA is not your typical volunteer opportunity... but we’re not looking for typical volunteers!

3 More opportunities with CASA of Travis County

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7600 Chevy Chase DrSte 200AustinAustin, TX 78752

(30.34096,-97.70454)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hrs/week, Cases range from 2 weeks–5 months
  • You must be at least 21 years of age and be able to pass extensive reference, Child Protective Services, sex offender registry and criminal background checks before becoming a volunteer advocate. No current foster parents.

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