CASA Volunteer Info Sessions on Zoom
Please visit the new page to apply.
You can make a lasting difference in the life of a child in foster care!
As a CASA, you will:
Investigate the needs of the child by familiarizing yourself with their welfare file
Advocate for the child's needs to be met promptly and thoroughly.
Generally serve as a trusted & consistent source of support for the child!
In a sea of ever-changing faces, the CASA volunteer is the one person the child knows will keep coming back, each and every week. No other program combines regular mentoring and preventive services with the comprehensive advocacy that influences decisions directly affecting the child's future.
Steps to become a CASA:
Attend an informational meeting
Interview at the Watsonville office
Partake in advocate training
*must be 21 years of age to apply*
Information meetings are held on Zoom - View dates, times and sign up on the CASA Website:
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CASA of Santa Cruz County
813 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076, US
CASA of Santa Cruz County advocates for children, providing court appointed volunteers so each child in the dependency court system feels cared for and connected with the people, families, and resources they need to heal and flourish into adulthood.
Volunteers to establish a one-on-one relationship with the child and ensure that their emotional, health, well-being and educational needs are met until they are reunited with their families or another permanent, caring home/family is found. By getting to know the child individually the advocate is better equipped to represent and support the child in all case related matters. Often the CASA Advocate is the consistent relationship the child has ever had. CASA matches around 200 children with a volunteer Advocate who provides support to them in their journey through the dependency/foster system. CASA Volunteers receive 35 hours of training, which includes understanding the dependency court process, the foster care system, and how to work with a child and be their support. The CASA Volunteer receives support from a CASA staff throughout the whole case and becomes part of our CASA family.
Watsonville, CA 95076
January 5, 2022