Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. In doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
What Do CASA Volunteers Do?
CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act. Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child’s life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, case workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform the courts and others of what the child needs and desires.
Who Can Be a Volunteer?
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year on average). You can read more about CASA at utahcasa.org
Many abused and neglected children in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties are in need of a CASA. Contact Kerrie Alton, Seventh District CASA Coordinator, at email@example.com or (435) 636-3431.