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¿Hablas español? Bilingual volunteers needed for children in foster care

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CASA for Children of Passaic County

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Did you know that more than 400 children and youth in Passaic County spent time in foster care last year? And more than fifty percent of them identify as Hispanic.

These infants, toddlers, elementary age kids, and older youth all need compassionate, bilingual adults on their side to provide advocacy and caring during such a tumultuous time.

You can be that person with only 15 hours per month.

As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, you will help to ensure their needs are met and their best interests are represented. From helping siblings find permanent homes together to uncovering information that helps reunite a loving family, volunteer advocates make an incredible difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.

Join us as an advocate and change a child's life.

No experience or formal education needed!

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About CASA for Children of Passaic County

Location:

415 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite D2, Wayne, NJ 07470, US

Mission Statement

Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates is an independent, non-profit organization that empowers volunteer advocates to champion the best interests of children involved in the child welfare system. CASA volunteers serve as a child's advocate in court and are committed to ensuring that needed services and assistance are made available to children in need.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Right now in Passaic County, there are over 500 children in out of home foster care.

That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child has an individual advocate to speak for them in court.

It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

415 Hamburg TurnpikeSuite D2Wayne, NJ 07470

(40.95105,-74.21313)
 

SKILLS

  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Before being a volunteer, you will need to complete 36 hours of pre-service training. After you complete training, you will spend approximately 7 - 15 hours per month volunteering on your case.
  • To be a bilingual English/Spanish volunteer advocate, you need to be able to write and speak in English, and speak in Spanish.

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