CASA Volunteers Needed for Foster Youth
14 people are interested
Valley CASA is looking for caring, committed adults interested in serving foster children and youth as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer. There are nearly 900 children in foster care in our community. We are currently able to serve less than 200 of those children through our network of volunteers.
CASA volunteers are appointed to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is safely reunified with family or placed in another safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
If you’d like to make a difference in a child’s life, visit our website or contact us to learn more.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Valley CASA
515 E. Dahlia Street, Suite 130, Palmer, AK 99645, US
Our mission is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered to help make this a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children's lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
CASA volunteers get to know the child by talking to everyone involved in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent plan for them.
You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a CASA volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who are about children and have common sense. As a CASA volunteer you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.
To be a CASA volunteer you must complete a free 30+ hour training course, agree to stay with a case until it's closed, pass a background check, and be sworn into service by a judge.
To get started, visit our website, follow our Facebook page, or attend an information meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!
We'll work with your schedule.
515 E. Dahlia StreetSuite 130Palmer, AK 99645
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-12 hours a month on average
- Commit to staying on the case until closed.