About Voices For Children
Voices for Children provides more than one-third of local foster children in San Diego County with the caring support of a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). But there are many more that still need a CASA to speak on their behalf - in the courtroom, classroom, and community - to ensure their needs are met.
What do CASAs do?
Voices for Children recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to act as CASAs, for children in foster care. CASAs can change the trajectory of a foster child’s life. They focus on an individual child’s needs, working one-on-one with a child or set of siblings. They use information they gather from various individuals on the child’s case and firsthand observations to advocate for the children’s best interests in Court, as well as in other aspects of their lives, such as education, health, and living arrangements.
No experience is necessary! We provide all the training you’ll need, as well as a dedicated staff supervisor to partner with you on the case. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a foster child!
Visit https://www.speakupnow.org/information-sessions/ to sign up for an upcoming volunteer Information Session:
- Saturday 8/6/2016 from 10:00am - 11:30am
- Friday 8/12/2016 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Wednesday 8/17/2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Thursday 9/8/2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Friday 9/16/2016 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Tuesday 9/20/2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15 hours per month
- 18 months minimum service commitment