Volunteer Child Advocate
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
1401 NE 68th Ave.
Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA’s, are ordinary men and women from all walks of life, educational levels and ethnic backgrounds who volunteer to serve as an advocate for an abused or neglected child or sibling group. When a CASA is court appointed to a case, he or she is responsible for gathering information, and coordinating as many elements as possible, in order to secure for each child a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
CASA’s visit children regularly, review records, interview parents and relatives, consult with teachers, neighbors and foster care providers, and work closely with community service providers. They advocate for the children and families to gain access to needed support and services. They appear in court to advocate on behalf of the child’s needs and best interests.
Your role as a CASA requires a strong dedication to children, creativity in problem solving, the ability to be objective, and above all, a desire to make a real difference in your community.
- Training Provided