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.
We are looking for volunteers with a heart for children who will advocate for what is in the best interest of abused, neglected, and dependent children involved with the Richland County Juvenile Court. Responsibilities of CASA volunteers include:
Meeting with the child monthly and speaking with all individuals involved in a case
Observing the child in each environment and with each caregiver
Gathering and reviewing records
Attending court hearings where you will represent to the court in written and/or oral reports what you believe to be in the best interest of the child, based on your investigation
Monitoring services to assure forward progress is being made
While this volunteer work can be intensive, it is also meaningful and rewarding. Efforts of CASA volunteers are supported by Volunteer Coordinators who will guide and assist you throughout the process.