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Opportunity Details

Family Services, Justice & Legal Services
Caring for People,Counseling,Mentoring/Youth Development,Advocacy

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+, Skills: Mentoring Youth

Make a Difference for a Child in Foster Care

You can make a lasting difference in the life of a child in foster care!
Apply to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate!
As a CASA, you will:

  • Investigate the needs of the child by familiarizing yourself with their welfare file
  • Advocate for the child’s needs to be met promptly and thoroughly.
  • Generally serve as a trusted & consistent source of support for the child!

In a sea of ever-changing faces, the CASA volunteer is the one person the child knows will keep coming back, each and every week. No other program combines regular mentoring and preventive services with the comprehensive advocacy that influences decisions directly affecting the child’s future.

Steps to become a CASA:

  • Attend an informational meeting
  • Interview at the Watsonville office
  • Submit paperwork/application Partake in advocate training

*must be 21 years of age to apply*

Volunteer information meetings are currently being held online via Zoom. Sign up at:

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**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.



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Volunteers needed through 10/1/2020

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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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