Help an abused or neglected Monterey County foster child! Volunteer with CASA of Monterey County!
- TO REGISTER FOR THIS VIRTUAL MEETING -
Visit the CASA of Monterey County Events calendar to find a meeting date & time that works for you! To do this, please copy & paste into a new browser window: https://casaofmonterey.org/cal Once registered, you will receive confirmation and the link to the meeting of your choice.
If you'd prefer a phone info session, or don't see a virtual session that works for you, please email us at: email@example.com, or give us a call at (831) 222-3907
- BEING A CASA VOLUNTEER -
Our Summer training will be held July, 2020- attending one of our info sessions is the first step!
CASA of Monterey County is seeking strong-hearted volunteers to: 1. Advocate for a foster child both in court and in the community 2. Be one of the few stable adults in that child's life as they face the challenges of foster care
REQUIREMENTS: - 21 years of age, or over - Commitment to a child a minimum of 18 months/ 12-16 hrs per month - Be able to pass a thorough background check
CASA of Monterey County provides thorough volunteer training and staff support needed for you to succeed in this very special & rewarding form of giving back to your community!
Please note, the youth we work with do not go to your homes. As a volunteer you meet with them, get to know them as friends, and let the dependency court judge know how their lives are truly going under the guidance of CASA staff. CASA is not an adoption or placement agency.
945 S. Main Street, Ste. 107, SALINAS, CA 93901, US
To train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care, upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home.
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - is a nation wide organization that provides a volunteer advocate for children in the foster care system. Volunteer advocates are the voice representing the best interests of the child, in court and other public forums pertaining to the individual child. Advocates also form an ongoing relationship with the child. By getting to know the child individually the advocate is better equiped to represnt the child in all case related matters. Often the CASA Advocate is the only consistant relationship the child has ever had.
CASA Advocates receive 35 hours of pre-service training, which includes understanding the dependecy court process, the foster care system and most importantly how to work with a child and be their voice. Upon completion of training the new advocate is assigned to an experienced and highly supportive CASA staff person known as a Advocate Supervisor. The Advocate Supervisor provides on-going support and training on all case related matters.