The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Find out what it means to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of foster children.
As a CASA, your role is to speak with everyone involved in the child’s case, including foster parents, biological parents, teachers, and many others to obtain a full-circle view of what is best for the child. Using all of the information you’ve gathered, the volunteer then prepares and submits a court report directly to the judge to advocate for what is in the best interest of that child.
For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the only consistent adult presence in their lives while in foster care.
Training will be provided. Share your love and know that you have made a difference in a child's life.
Learn more about what it means to be a CASA volunteer and get involved in a child's life!