Advocate for Children by Becoming a CASA Volunteer Today!
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
A few hours per week
1401 Los Gamos Drive
CASAs advocate for children (ages 0-21 years) who have been victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment and are dependents of the Marin Juvenile Court. CASA volunteers are sworn officers of the court, appointed by a judge to investigate and report on the best interests of children.
As a volunteer you will establish a relationship with your CASA child(ren), getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts. You will act as a fact-finder for the judges, providing them with information that they may never get otherwise.
There is a 2 year commitment and you can expect to spend anywhere from 8 - 25 hours a month on your case. Volunteers receive 36 hours of initial training and must commit to completing 12 hours of continuing education a year.
We are also in need of interpreters (especially Spanish speakers) who are able to assist other volunteers. Interpreters can expect to spend significantly less time per month volunteering since you would not be taking on the full scope of a case.
If you are interested in learning more we invite you to attend one of our information sessions.
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.
- Training Provided