Advocate for an abused or neglected child
As a court-appointed special advocate, volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate in court and in the community for the needs and rights of children in foster care. These volunteers report to the court in the best interest of the child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and professions and have one thing in common: they care about children.
CASA volunteers complete a 30-hour pre-service training. Once they are assigned to a case, they can expect to spend an average of about 6-10 hours a month getting to know the child, gathering information, exploring resources to meet the child’s needs, representing the child in court and writing reports. Volunteers receive ongoing education and support from their local program as well as from the National CASA Association.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average). Read more about the requirements and role of being a CASA volunteer.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer advocate or would like more information please give us a call at 402-563-4944 or Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in helping children but not ready to commit to becoming a volunteer advocate? Learn about other volunteer opportunities.