Be The Voice For a Child Who’s Been Abused or Neglected.

Details
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Flexible
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
50
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

We advocate for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering community volunteers to speak up for them in the foster care system. A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained and committed adult who ensures that each child’s individual needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, caregivers and anyone else involved in the child’s life in order to make independent and informed recommendations to help the judge decide what’s best for the child.

If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching volunteer opportunity in Bernalillo county and want to do something about child abuse, CASA is right for you. There are over 900 children in our county that still need a CASA.

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

A child with a Child Advocate is more likely to be safely united with a family member or adopted than to remain in long-term foster care, is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system, and is more likely to do better in school.

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

You will begin training to learn how to be a successful advocate for a foster child. Training includes 30 hours of classroom and online training. At the mid-point in this training, you will be matched with an Advocate Coach who will work closely with you on your assigned case. They will provide information on resources and offer guidance and support throughout your Child Advocate service.

Last Updated: Jun 17 2019
Address of Project Site
2340 Alamo Ave SE, Suite 112
Albuquerque
New Mexico
87106
Contact Info
Phone: 
(505) 903-0305

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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