Will you be the voice for a child in foster care?
"My CASA volunteering gives my life MEANING and is also FUN. I can schedule it to suit my calendar. My CASA youth and I jointly choose what to do, so we both have fun. What else am I doing (work, exercise, movie-going, hanging with friends, travel, hiking, biking, cooking, etc.) that could possibly be as meaningful and satisfying as creating an authentic, warm connection with a young person in need of acceptance?" - Monica, current CASA Volunteer
A CASA is an advocate for an abused and neglected child in foster care. In a life full of uncertainty and endless change, you can be one consistent and caring adult. Learn about the power of a CASA volunteer in the video below.
Becoming a CASA is likely to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, full of surprises, challenges, and self-discovery.
My own children are adults, living their own lives. Before CASA, I missed having young people in my life. I missed learning about the latest movie heartthrobs and sports heroes. I missed the wonder and discovery of childhood and growing up. I missed the youthful angst when frustrations seemed (but weren't really) insurmountable. As a CASA volunteer, I stay in touch with my "inner child" as well as have a connection with a young person who has had some bad breaks in life. Happily ever after for both of us. - Mary, CASA volunteer
"Being a CASA is a wonderful, rich experience for a volunteer advocate!"
- Gail Nebenzahl, California's 2014 Volunteer of the Year
Are you ready to become a CASA?
Winter training begins on January 17th 2017. Training runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9pm for five weeks. You must be 21 or older to apply.
Mission Street Offices: All info sessions are held at our offices, located at 2535 Mission Street, unless otherwise indicated. Additional locations are included below and highlighted for each info session date.
Bank of the West info sessions are held at 180 Montgomery, 22nd floor.