Volunteer Opportunities Available

  •                  Office Volunteers

    Do you love to organize, enter data, make copies, or organize mailings?

  •                       Fundraising

    Do you love working with people? We need you to help us organize and run events that fund our program.

  •                          Interns

    Students in marketing, administration, human services, and other programs will gain valuable experience and knowledge working with us.

  •                        Advocates

    Do you want to work with children? Volunteer advocates will receive background checks and 30 hours of training before being assigned a case; spend 5 to 15 hours a month investigating your CASA child's case; attend court hearings and team meetings; AND be a stable and caring adult in a child's life.

 Volunteer Your Time to Change a Child's Life

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.  Your advocacy will help ensure that the child is in a safe place while they undergo this period of transition and that  they receive all of the services they need to recover from their trauma and be successful and to have a safe, permanent home in a timely manner.. 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.

                   What Do CASA Volunteers Do?

CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act.

Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.

                        Who Can Be a Volunteer?

You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.

You must  be 21 years of age, pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour   pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it closes which is an average of 2 years.   For more information see the about page or contact us with the above form.




 


 There are 35 children in Buffalo and Kearney Counties waiting for a CASA volunteer.  Contact us today to talk to the staff about how to become a CASA volunteer and advocate for the best interests of the abused and neglected children of your community.
Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, 16 W 11th St., PO Box 2288, Kearney, NE 68848    308-865-1356 ext. 115