CASA of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer makes a difference for children in foster care. CASA volunteers are paired to work one-on-one with a child and ensure they have the services and support needed in the areas important to all children: a stable home, education, and healthcare. There are 30,000 kids in the foster care system in LA, about a third of which are Hispanic, and many need the support of a CASA volunteer. CASA is also actively seeking bilingual (Spanish-English) volunteers. No prior experience required! Learn more about how you can make a difference in a young person’s life at one of our information sessions. A calendar of upcoming sessions in different locations throughout the county can be found on our website. To learn more or RSVP for an upcoming session, please visit www.casala.org or call (323) 859-2888.
As a CASA volunteer you can expect to spend an average of about 15 hours a month working on your case, including time spent on the following activities: visiting with the child; participating in meetings and court hearings; communicating with professionals, family members, and caregivers; and documenting your visits and advocacy progress in your child’s electronic file. Many of these activities are self-scheduled, but some do require daytime flexibility.
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