CASA: Volunteer to Make a Difference (Training Class on March 22nd)
Event: CASA "Court Appointed Special Advocates" Training Class Date: March 22nd Location: 1300 11th Street, Suites 430 B Huntsville, TX 77340
CASA, which stands for "Court Appointed Special Advocates," is currently seeking new volunteers. The next training class will be on Thursday, March 22nd.
As defined by their website, a Court Appointed Special Advocate "is an adult willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. In a court system challenged by increasing caseloads, a CASA volunteer can make the single greatest difference in the life of a child."
In order to become a CASA volunteer, applicants must be over the age of 21, pass a background check, and be willing to go through an extensive training program. CASA volunteers usually dedicate about six to ten hours a month to this cause.
Click HERE to see the list of the full requirements needed to become a CASA volunteer.
It is still possible to help this organization without becoming an advocate. It is also an option to join "Friends of CASA," which is a group that helps with "fundraisers, community awareness efforts, and also the training sessions for advocates."
For more information about CASA, visit their website HERE or call (936) 291 6363.