BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Capital Area CASA, an association that pairs court-appointed special advocates with abused children, will hold its first in-person volunteer training session of the year on Tuesday at CASA’s downtown Baton Rouge office.
This will mark the first in-person volunteer training the group has conducted since 2019.
CASA volunteers help advocate for children who need safe, permanent homes.
“CASA volunteers do not provide legal representation, nor do they replace social workers,” a press release from the group reads. “A CASA volunteer is an independent voice speaking solely for the best interests of the child.”
Capital Area CASA is searching for caring adults to become volunteers, and there is a higher need for male volunteers and African American volunteers, according to a CASA spokesperson.
Volunteers don’t need any special training, but they will need to attend a 30-minute virtual orientation session. Times for those sessions are listed below:
- Tuesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 17 at noon
- Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 24 at noon
- Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to schedule for orientation, visit www.casabr.org/volunteer.