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CASA of Santa Cruz County

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Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are everyday people, trained by CASA and then appointed by judges to advocate for the safety of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.
CASA volunteers devote 2-4 hours a week getting to know the child and gathering information from everyone involved in the child's case. Volunteers are fully supported by a staff supervisor and part of a team that works in the best interests of the child. Advocates stay with each case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
For many children in foster care, their CASA volunteer will be the one consistent adult presence in their lives. For many volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes a difference in our community.

CASA empowers volunteers to directly influence life-changing decisions affecting children in foster care. Learn more at https://casaofsantacruz.org/volunteer/role.html



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: Foster, Residential or Kinship Care

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

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

More opportunities with CASA of Santa Cruz County

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA of Santa Cruz County

Location:

813 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are everyday people, trained by CASA and then appointed by judges to advocate for the safety of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.
CASA volunteers devote 2-4 hours a week getting to know the child and gathering information from everyone involved in the child's case. Volunteers are fully supported by a staff supervisor and part of a team that works in the best interests of the child. Advocates stay with each case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
For many children in foster care, their CASA volunteer will be the one consistent adult presence in their lives. For many volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes a difference in our community.

Description

CASA empowers volunteers to directly influence life-changing decisions affecting children in foster care. Learn more at https://casaofsantacruz.org/volunteer/role.html

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Watsonville, CA 95076

(36.9217,-121.762)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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