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.
Child Advocates speak up in court for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. The CASA Volunteer advocates for the child's medical, dental, educational, psychological and recreational needs. Volunteers will be screened (fingerprinted and interviewed)before accepted into the 30 hour training program. After volunteers are trained, they will be assigned one child or set of siblings. They will review DCP&P documents and interview the child, relatives, teachers and anyone important in the child's life. Volunteers then write a report that is submitted to the family court judge. They also may attend court hearings. Each volunteer must make a minimum of 1 year commitment once assigned to a child.
If you are interested in learning more please e-mail Jill Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 434-0050. You can also visit our website at www.casamercer.org