Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), mentor or tutor

The cornerstones of child welfare are the caregivers and social workers who provide constant, ongoing support for young people in foster care. But many other professionals and volunteers play a critical role in the well being of children who have been removed from their homes.

Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASAs are assigned by judges to represent a child's best interests in court. CASAs try to shorten a child's stay in foster care by looking for safe, loving and permanent homes—often with a child's grandparent, aunt, uncle or other close caregiver.

Mentors and tutors
As a mentor or a tutor, your work improves the lives of children who already have been placed in foster care. You help young people build lasting connections with caring adults and you help them make the most of their educational opportunities as they prepare for adulthood.

Contact the following organizations for more information about how your volunteer service can change the life of a young person in foster care.