ARE YOU FOR THE CHILD?
Are you someone who believes that children have the right to live in a safe & nurturing home? Do you think that if given the right support a child can thrive? Have you ever considered volunteering to help children in need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are for the child and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County is looking for you!
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County matches community volunteers with children living in foster care. In about 10 hours per month, CASA volunteers spend time with a child in foster care and advocate for his or her proper care and placement in a safe, permanent home. To prepare our volunteers for their role, 37 hours of training is provided. Our next training session is a Spring Evening series beginning April 26th and running until May 24th. The training contains a total of 9 required classes that run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is one additional day for Courtroom Observation (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) which will be offered twice, usually on a Monday, during the training period. A light dinner will be served at each training. Future evening trainings will be held in the Fall and Winter. A daytime session will be run in the Summer (10:00 am - 4:00 pm for 5 days plus 1 day Courtroom Observation).
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us for more information by phone or email. You may also visit our website to read more about being a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocate/Prince George’s County. On our website you can download an application to become a volunteer. Volunteers must be 21 or older. Prospective volunteers must submit an application and complete a phone and in-person interview prior to training. We look forward to discussing our volunteer opportunity with you!
Please submit your application by Thursday, April 12th for the Spring Training Session!