Become A Volunteer Advocate

Change A Child’s Life – Volunteer!

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 including the child, parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges  of what the child needs, what’s in their best interest, 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 want to make a difference. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.

Advocate Requirements

• Be 21 or older

• Pass a Background Check

• Complete a 30 hour pre-service training

• Have an average of 6 hours a month to spend advocating for an abused or neglected child.

• Be able to commit to a case until case closure.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Office Volunteers

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

Fundraising

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

Recruitment and Awareness

We need you to help spread the word about Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, what we do to help abused and neglected children and recruit new volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.

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 to a case, spend 6 hours a month investigating your CASA child’s case, attend court hearings and team meetings, and be caring and constant in a child’s life.

Interested in Volunteering? Let us Know!

Training and Supervision

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