Volunteering

We couldn’t change lives for children without our wonderful volunteers!

The most significant way you can help a child is by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
CASA volunteers give a two-year commitment to investigate, examine and recommend to the Juvenile Court
the best option for a safe and permanent home for the children assigned to them.
This is one cause where the actions of a single person mean everything.
One volunteer, trained and empowered to ensure that every child can thrive in the safe embrace of a loving home.
 
CASA and Child 3
One joy scatters a thousand griefs…
 
CASA of Jackson County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) gives children a voice when they most need it.
Abused and neglected children can easily slip between the cracks of an overburdened child welfare
and legal system. CASA volunteers are well trained and supported by our program –
their charge is to ensure the children they represent are not forgotten, have their needs fully met,
remain safe and ultimately come to live in stable, loving and secure homes.

161 CASA volunteers successfully advocated for 589 children in 2015.
Currently there are 357 children active in CASA’s program.
There are 308 children on our waiting list.
 
Give a Child Hope for the Future!
Be the person who answers the phone when a child calls
Advocate for a tutor to help a child in math
Speak out when a child is afraid to go to school because of bullying
Ensure that a child receives a comprehensive medical assessment
Help a child get off of unnecessary and harmful medication
Assist in increasing visits for a child who needs to see his dad
Advocate for a special needs child to receive occupational and physical therapy
Tell the Judge that a child should not have to change schools
Cheerlead for a mom who is doing great so a child can go home to her
 
To Become a CASA Volunteer
Attend an orientation (required prior to training),
offered every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office.
 
Or contact Wenonoa Spivak, Director of Programs and Education
541-734-2272
2017 CAS
 

“The encouragement of the instructor, the class participation, the knowledge of the instructor all made the training incredible;in my opinion, Wenonoa is so rich in knowledge and she delivered all information with enthusiasm.”

“The training was fantastic. Wenonoa is a top notch facilitator and so helpful and ever patient. She is incredibly approachable and available.
All of the staff and speakers seemed incredibly informed.”

“CASA has a first rate training program; class was well delivered, fun, and interesting.”

“Excellent training; I am ready to go forward and make a positive difference in the lives of children.”