Are you looking for a unique volunteer experience? Did you know that as a CASA Volunteer you can make an unbelievable impact in the life of a foster child? Join our summer training class and you could be the voice for the best interest of a child in foster care. While you may take a vacation this summer, the problem of child abuse and neglect doesn’t take the summer off. A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer who helps a foster child navigate the child welfare system and ensure their needs are being met while working to help find a safe, permanent home. CASA needs 25 new volunteers for its upcoming July training class, which would potentially help an additional 50 foster children in our community.
To learn more, attend the CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Wednesday, June 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office in the Reagor Dykes Headquarters building at 1215 Avenue J in The Grand on the second floor. This is a great, no-obligation introduction to CASA and its mission. CASA staff and current Advocates will be on hand to discuss the increasing need for volunteers, what it means to be a CASA, and how community members can help make a difference in the lives of area foster children.
CASA 101 attendees interested in becoming a CASA volunteer can also begin the application and sign-up process. Training classes can fill up quickly and space is limited.
To attend, please register at www.casaofthesouthplains.org or contact Kristen Mata, Recruitment Director, by Tuesday, June 19th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at email@example.com.