A truly different volunteer opportunity has come to the attention of the Information Advisory Committee, and we thought we’d share these details and contacts.
Right now, there are 200 children here in Riverside County that need a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or “CASA.” The children have been abused or neglected and placed into foster care. A CASA works one-on-one with either one child or a sibling group to provide a source of stability, while at the same time coordinating with the court and professionals working on the child’s case. A new volunteer needs no legal or para legal background. If you are able to follow through on projects, maintain objectivity, and can provide 10 to 15 volunteer hours per month, we urge you to contact Voices for Children at www.speakupnow.org, or the main office phone number (951) 472-9301, to register for an Information Session and learn more about their needs and training for CASA. You CAN make a critical difference in a foster child’s life!
Please look for a more detailed story about Voices for Children and CASA in the December 2019 issue of The View.
Story by Dennis Sheehan