Advocate for a Foster Child

Details
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Flexible, One year commitment
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
42
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

Court Appointed Special Advocates are "the eyes and ears of the court." Advocates gather information and interview everyone involved in a foster child's life in order to make recommendations and reports to the presiding judge. These reports and recommendations ensure that a foster child receives all service in order to be safe, have a permanent home and thrive. Advocates are also one of the only consistent and caring adults in a foster child's life during a very difficult time.

Areas of Interest: 
Advocacy and Human Rights
Children and Youth
Great for: 
Adults
55+
Who Will Be Impacted Through This Project: 

CASA speaks for children. The individuals impacted by a volunteer opportunity with Court Appointed Special Advocates are children who are currently in the foster care system.

Is This an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Yes
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
21
Nonprofit Will Provide: 

*32 hour CASA Advocate training
*Development of professional skills
*Meaningful experience you can add to your resume
*Connection with the Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos communities

Additional Requirements: 

*At least 21 years old
*One year commitment
*Commitment to spending 8-10 hours per month on assigned case
*Ability to visit your foster child every few weeks
*Ability to communicate orally and in writing
*Ability to pass criminal and CPS background check

Last Updated: Dec 13 2018
Address of Project Site
446 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe
New Mexico
87501
Contact Info
Phone: 
(505) 820-1500

Disclaimer

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico provides these volunteer opportunities as a service to our community and does not assume any responsibility for the validity of such postings. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, please contact the organization who posted the opportunity.

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