Worcester Youth & Family’s CASA program is looking for individuals who are eager to make a meaningful commitment to children in need. Our program trains people from all walks of life to advocate for children in Worcester County’s child welfare system.
Court Appointed Special Advocates make a huge difference in the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable children. Help these children find a voice and get the attention they need and deserve.
What does a CASA Volunteer Do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in his or her daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. You spend a significant amount of time with the child, gaining his or her trust.
CASA volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge overhearing the child’s case, advocating for their needs while placed in the foster care system. As a volunteer, you commit to representing a child’s best interests until the child reaches a safe, permanent home.
What Are The Requirements?
In addition to caring about the well-being of children:
• CASA Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age;
• Pass a background screening;
• Complete 30+ hours of training;
• Be able to commit to a child until their case has closed, or for at least one year;
• Be able to volunteer a minimum of 7-12 hours per month.
How You Can Help:
You can help by becoming a CASA Volunteer. Ready to sign up? Click the Button below! Still need more information? Please see our website or contact us. Just know that your voice is needed!
BECOME A CASA VOLUNTEER
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