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Become a Mentor: CASA of San Luis Obispo County

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CASA of San Luis Obispo County

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Become a CASA Mentor - help a former foster child over the age of 18 develop basic life skills through a mentoring relationship.

CASA Mentors will connect with their assigned youth once per week and make a commitment to the youth for one year. Youth mentees will have taken a life skills assessment which will provide both the mentor and the youth with an understanding of what areas need development.

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate:

Our mission statement: "To advocate for every child's birthright to a safe, nurturing, healthy, permanent family; and to help each child in developing his or her full potential."

CASA volunteers advocate for the needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children (ages 0 to 18). A volunteer will develop a relationship through weekly visits with a child, conduct a thorough investigation of the child's case and make recommendations to the juvenile court in the child's best interest.

All interested community members are encouraged to attend an Information Session to learn more about CASA. CASA has a particular to increase the number of male volunteers and bi-lingual, bi-cultural volunteers.
Must commit to one year of volunteering after finishing 30 hours of training.

Thirty hours of initial training for advocates and mentors will be provided by CASA of San Luis Obispo County.

Adults willing and able to establish a healthy, supportive relationship with a youth over 18 who was in foster care on his/her 18th birthday, or if assigned as a volunteer to a child under 18, also to become that child's advocate in the dependency juvenile court.


Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 12 months or longer

Type of Mentoring: One-to-One

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, Adjudicated/court involved, Foster, Residential or Kinship Care, Homeless/Runaway, Incarcerated Parent, LGBTQ Youth, Low Income, Mental Health Issues, Physical Disabilities/Special Care Needs, Single-Parent Household, Special Education, Youth with Disabilities, Other

Mentoring Program Goals: Career Exploration, Education/Academic Support, Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Other

Ages of Youth Served: 7 and under, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Other

More opportunities with CASA of San Luis Obispo County

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA of San Luis Obispo County

Location:

75 Higuera Street, Suite 180, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, US

Mission Statement

Become a CASA Mentor - help a former foster child over the age of 18 develop basic life skills through a mentoring relationship.

CASA Mentors will connect with their assigned youth once per week and make a commitment to the youth for one year. Youth mentees will have taken a life skills assessment which will provide both the mentor and the youth with an understanding of what areas need development.

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate:

Our mission statement: "To advocate for every child's birthright to a safe, nurturing, healthy, permanent family; and to help each child in developing his or her full potential."

CASA volunteers advocate for the needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children (ages 0 to 18). A volunteer will develop a relationship through weekly visits with a child, conduct a thorough investigation of the child's case and make recommendations to the juvenile court in the child's best interest.

All interested community members are encouraged to attend an Information Session to learn more about CASA. CASA has a particular to increase the number of male volunteers and bi-lingual, bi-cultural volunteers.
Must commit to one year of volunteering after finishing 30 hours of training.

Thirty hours of initial training for advocates and mentors will be provided by CASA of San Luis Obispo County.

Description

Adults willing and able to establish a healthy, supportive relationship with a youth over 18 who was in foster care on his/her 18th birthday, or if assigned as a volunteer to a child under 18, also to become that child's advocate in the dependency juvenile court.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(35.2609,-120.654)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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