|Age Limit||21 and up|
There are over 30,000 children and youth in LA County’s child welfare system. Many have been removed from their homes and find themselves in the complicated world of foster care. Without the proper support, less than half of these children will finish high school and a significant number will end up homeless or incarcerated. These children need the support of community members like you.
CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The first step toward becoming an advocate is attending an information session. Come learn how you can join a community of volunteers making an invaluable difference for children in foster care. Learn more or sign up for an information session at www.casala.org or by calling 323-859-2888.
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Anyone over the age of 21 who is committed to helping children may apply to become a CASA volunteer. No specific education background is required, but volunteers must have strong communication and problem solving skills. Traveling is necessary as the duties of a CASA include monthly, face-to-face contact with a child wherever the child is residing. All volunteers undergo a background check, including fingerprinting.
There are a few restrictions to becoming a CASA volunteer. A CASA volunteer cannot be:
• Involved in or a party to a dependency court matter.
• Approved as a Resource Family (even if there are no currently approved children living in your home) or pursuing adoption through the County of Los Angeles.
|Perks||CASA volunteers receive ongoing support from staff and fellow CASAs, developing their personal and professional skills. Volunteers also connect with like-minded individuals. Many of our volunteers say that being a CASA is the most personally rewarding role they have ever played, either paid or volunteer.|
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|Skills||Coaching Help w/People Learning/Education Writing|
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