Volunteer Opportunity: CASA of Sacramento County

CASA of Sacramento County has contacted CVN with a great volunteer opportunity! CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers that are willing to make a difference in the lives of foster children.

A recent audit conducted by the US Department of Justice found that once a CASA volunteer is assigned, approximately 90% of CASA youth do not reenter the child welfare system. Can you imagine the difference that could be made if we were able to serve the other 2,500 children without CASAs?

-Riley Lakos, CASA Program Associate

In the foster care system, it is not unheard of for a child to have multiple professionals and multiple placements in the span of just a year. By becoming a CASA volunteer, you could be the one consistent, supportive adult that child needs.

In order to be a CASA volunteer, you must be at least 21 years of age and willing to commit to 18 months working with their youth. Sounds intimidating? Don’t worry! Volunteers come from all walks of life with all kinds of backgrounds. Male volunteers, those who are bilingual, and adults who are interested in working with older foster youth (14-21) are especially needed, but all are welcome.

This is a fantastic opportunity to speak for children that cannot speak for themselves and have a lasting effect on their lives!

Want to learn more?

CASA holds monthly program orientations! The next orientation is March 12th from 6-7pm. RSVP to Riley Lakos at 916.875.6460 or riley@sacramentocasa.org

Can’t make the March orientation? No problem! The next CASA training session does not start until June, so contact Riley at the phone number or email listed above to get more information on the April and/or May orientations.

Visit the CASA website for more information.

Can’t make the 18 month commitment?

No problem! Visit the CASA website or stay tuned with us for more information on the next CASA event which will have one-time volunteer opportunities.

Contact us for any questions.

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