Volunteers

Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream 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.

 

2017 Advocate Meetings

Monthly Advocate Meetings are held at 422 McHenry Ave in the United Way Building. Meetings start at 7pm.

Thursday - 2.23.17

Tuesday -  3.21.17

Thursday - 4.27.17

Monday - 5.22.17

Wednesday - 6.28.17

Monday - 7.24.17

Wednesday - 8.23.17

Thursday - 9.28.17

Tuesday - 10.17.17

Wednesday - 11.29.17

Tuesday - 12.19.17 *Winter Craft Night, 4pm-7pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a CASA volunteer is an investment of time, energy and heart. But as many volunteers have said of the children they worked with: "It wasn't about what I gave them, it was what they showed me."

How much time does it take to be a CASA volunteer?
All volunteers must complete a 36-hour pre-service training. The time commitment to a case varies depending upon the stage of the case. Volunteers sometimes say that there is a greater amount of work in the beginning of the case, when they are conducting their initial research. On average, you can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a month on a case.

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