Join one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer. We have four information sessions in this series. For more information email Felicia Davidson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The zoom link to join us for each meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/92579706558
- Tue 1/26 from 6:30pm-8:00pm: General Information Session; https://fb.me/e/5ff2SNCMy - Tue 2/02 from 6:30pm-8:00pm: Information Session for Men: https://fb.me/e/1s75QwqMv - Th 2/11 from 6:30pm-8:00pm: Info. Session for Bilingual & Hisp./Latino Volunteers: https://fb.me/e/3hVx6E86n - Tue 2/16 from 12:00pm-1:30pm: General Information Session, Lunch & Learn: https://fb.me/e/XDf4OFe1
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's why CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is important. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered in the home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system.
As trained advocates, CASA volunteers get to know children in foster care and talk with their caregivers, schools, therapists, and other professionals, in order to gather information about their wellbeing and advocate for them in court. CASA volunteers advocate for the appropriate services to be offered to the children and their families and assist the Court in determining the appropriate permanent plan for each child.
No special skills are required and you will receive all the training you need through CASA for Children in Middlesex County. Please note that we primarily serve children originating from Middlesex County, New Jersey, and that travel to other counties is possible.
We are particularly in need of male, African American/Black, and Bilingual (Spanish) volunteers.
The Information Session is online, but the volunteer work was and will be in-person after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Currently, all volunteer work and trainings is virtual. Please be aware that we are a local branch of the national organization, so we are looking for volunteers from Middlesex County, NJ
CASA of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements. CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate for the children’s best interests.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to ensure that the best interests of abused and neglected children were advcocated for in court for well-trained volunteer child-advocates. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be voices for these children in court. Advocates conduct independent, fact-finding investigations, review records, and talk to everyone involved with their assigned cases. Their recommendations help insure that these children are placed into a safe, loving homes. It is the CASA vision to make a direct impact on children's lives.
"It's about helping a child replace a life of hurt with one of hope."
If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please e-mail us at email@example.com or visit www.casaofmiddlesexcounty.org for more information.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 24, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 21
10-15 hours a month for 18-24 hours (most of the hours are flexible)