CASA Volunteer Training

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Name: CASA Volunteer Training
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:

Volunteer Your Time to Change a Child’s Life

Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.

What Do CASA Volunteers Do?

CASA volunteers get to know the child they are assigned to by talking with everyone in that child’s life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.

Who Can Be a Volunteer?

You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.

You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average). 

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Location:
CASA operates 3 offices countywide. 

Santa Maria CASA office is located at 2601 Skyway Dr. Ste. A-3
Lompoc CASA office is located at 100 E. Locust 
Santa Barbara CASA office is located at 118 E. Figueroa St. 
Date/Time Information:
CASA provides several volunteer training opportunities throughout Santa Barbara County. 

Lompoc Volunteer Training-September 5-October 5. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-9PM.
Santa Maria Training-October 2-November 1. The training meets Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-9 PM.
Santa Maria Daytime Training-January 8-12. The training meets daily, M-F, from 9AM-3PM.
Santa Maria Training-January 30-March 1. The training meets Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-9PM.
Buellton Training-February 27-March 29. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-9 PM. 

Training opportunities are added on a needed basis. Please call us today to learn more!
 
Contact Information:
Crystal Moreno
Fees/Admission:
CASA provides FREE training and ongoing support to all CASA Volunteers. 
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