As CASA volunteer you develop a trusting relationship with children who have been placed in the foster care system because of abuse or neglect or young people who are part of the probation system. As young people navigate a period of trauma, uncertainty and change, a CASA volunteer may be the only consistent and caring adult presence in a child’s life.
CASA volunteers are adults 21 years of age or older who come from all walks of life. They are community members who care about children and who form a personal connection, a connection that for many is life changing.
Take the first step to becoming a CASA volunteer today, and sign up for an orientation!
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The mission of CASA is to ensure that all abused and neglected children have a consistent and caring adult who speaks on their behalf and helps them reach their full potential.
Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA of San Mateo County empowers YOU to make a difference in the life of a child who has been abused or neglected.
What We do: CASA of San Mateo County recruits, trains, and supports adult volunteers as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children who have come under the court’s protection because their parents can’t or won’t take care of them.
What CASA Volunteers do: They listen first. Then they act. Volunteers devote 2-4 hours a week getting to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. They provide consistent, caring support and make sure the child doesn't get lost in the system.
For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. For many volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes a difference in our community.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
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