Right now, there are about 600 children in Tarrant County foster care who are waiting for a volunteer advocate. Could that be you?
More than 400 community members are currently serving as CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused and neglected children as their cases progress through the child welfare system, which is wonderful, but sadly, that's still not enough volunteers to meet the need. If you have a heart to help, but you're not sure if being an advocate is right for you, CASA of Tarrant County invites you to register for a volunteer information session and find out more. There are no special skills required to become a CASA; all that's needed is a willingness to give your time and a passion for making a difference in the lives of our community's most vulnerable kids.
During the volunteer session, you'll have the chance to hear the real world insights of a current advocate, watch a video about the CASA experience, gain a better understanding about the time commitment and training involved, and ask questions. As you'll learn during the session, CASAs come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, but they all have one thing in common - they are superheroes for abused and neglected children. Are you ready to put on your cape and get to work?
Upcoming Virtual Volunteer Information Sessions:
Special Virtual Session for Mansfield Community Members
Noon Tuesday, April 27
Hosted by First Methodist Mansfield
Hosted by St. John Lutheran Mansfield
6 p.m. Thursday, April 29
Other Virtual Sessions:
Noon: April 30, May 14, May 21, and April 28
6 p.m.: May 5, May 11, May 22 and June 2
Register and find out more at speakupforachild.org
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