CASA looking for volunteers

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association urgently needs caring adults – especially men – to become powerful voices for children in the foster care system.

Children need to do more than survive. They need to thrive in the safety and love of a family. CASA volunteers serve as advocates for children who have been placed in foster care. CASA volunteers do not provide legal representation, nor do they replace social workers. A CASA volunteer is an independent voice speaking solely for the best interests of the child with the ultimate goal being a safe, permanent home.

Community volunteers are needed in order for Capital Area CASA to continue serving every child who needs a voice in our community. No special background is required. The first step to becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend one of the following 45-minute orientation sessions at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave.

  • Monday, July 31 at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9 at noon
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31 at noon
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 at noon
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 at noon

CASA is accepting people into its next volunteer training class, which begins Sept. 5. To learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, call (225) 379-8598, visit casabr.org or email volunteer@casabr.org.


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