What Volunteers are saying:

CASA means the a lot to me. I signed up years ago when a coworker of mine started to foster children. I wanted to help the children in my community, but did not feel I was capable of fostering without becoming overly attached. She convinced me to take the CASA training and work as a volunteer. I love helping children and being the eyes and ears for the child to help determine best placement, better outcomes, and permanent loving homes for all the children of CASA. Once assigned a child you stay with the child until the case is closed so the CASA volunteer is sometimes the most familiar person in the system to the child.

- Charlotte McClendon, CASA Volunteer

"Knowing the complete facts of the family, the volunteer, though down at times, keeps me plugging away because on the flipside of this file, stands a child, a child that knows without a doubt, this volunteer is there for her. In a family that has deserted her for the time being, stands a CASA volunteer that cares."

- Frances Allsup, CASA Executive Director

I signed up to become a volunteer with Jackson County CASA through working with another worthy volunteer group and have gained immeasurable knowledge of other cultures and family dynamics through the training sessions and working with families of children in the Youth Court system.  I would love to say that I've been a tremendous help to the children that have been assigned to me; but, that would only speak half truths.  The experiences have been life changing as much for me as for the families that I've worked  with and I would not trade the experiences for all the money in the world.  I thank the staff of JC CASA and Jackson County Youth Court Administrators for your confidence in me.

- Middie R. Blake, CASA Volunteer

It has been such a rewarding experience to get to know these children. They deserve so much more than life has given them to this point. They are looking for that one person that really cares about them, listens to them, and makes sure that they are in a safe place. The look on that child's face when they finally come to realize and accept that someone is sincerely committed to helping, no matter how long it might take, is priceless. The opportunity to give every child a voice and a safe, permanent home makes the CASA mission a personal goal for each volunteer.

- Patty Waters, CASA Volunteer

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CASA volunteers are ordinary people who are committed to doing what is best for a child. As a CASA volunteer, you will be able to work with confidence. All of our volunteers are thoroughly trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children.

We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, and ethnic and educational backgrounds. We have a particular need for men and people of color.

Find the Volunteer application here.

 

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