Bilingual Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Foster Youth!

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ORGANIZATION: Voices for Children

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Right now there is a critical need for bilingual (English-Spanish) volunteers to advocate for youth in foster care. Bilingual volunteers can help to bridge linguistic and cultural barriers - ensuring these youths’ voices, and needs, are heard.

Every year, thousands of youth enter San Diego County's foster care system having experienced abuse or neglect. Though we can't change their past, we can act now. Volunteer advocates, known as CASA volunteers, are crucial to securing these youth the vital services and consistent support they deserve.

Don't wait - you can make a direct impact by becoming a CASA volunteer today. Click here to join a volunteer information session: https://www.speakupnow.org/volunteer/

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About Voices for Children

Location:

2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will review and monitor every court file in the system, provide a CASA to every child in the foster care system who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of San Diego County’s foster children.

Description

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 provide a source of consistency and stability, visiting with their case children at least once a month. CASAs gather information from files and reports and communicate with social workers, family members, school officials, and other professionals in the children’s lives. They use this information 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!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

All over San Diego CountySan Diego, CA 92123

(32.81025,-117.13235)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Legal (General)
  • Child Advocacy
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Avg 10 hours per month for 18 months
  • Volunteers are not required to have any specific background or skills. Training will be provided prior to being matched with a youth.

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