Category Archives: Volunteer

Valuing Volunteers

This being National Volunteer Week, let’s ask, “what’s the value of volunteering?” The truth is this: the value of volunteering is not a dollar figure. It is impact. Continue reading

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Valuing the Things Money Cannot Buy

In this guest blog post, Matthew Perkins describes the events in his life that led him to become a CASA volunteer. I like to tell people that I became a CASA volunteer because the Richland County CASA Program’s executive director—who … Continue reading

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Maura Gave Me Hope, and a Brighter Future

In this guest blog, Niki Treadway shares her story of the first person who gave her the confidence to believe in herself: her former CASA volunteer. Continue reading

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Fulfilling Our Obligation to All Children – Through Collective Action

Guest blogger Judge Ernestine S. Gray is the chief judge of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and a former president of the National CASA Association Board of Trustees. Lately we are hearing a lot about the power—and necessity—of collective action.  … Continue reading

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What Children in Foster Care Need Is Parenting

We thank guest blogger Alan Abramowitz for sharing this news about the “normalcy bill” currently being debated in his state of Florida. Abramowitz is the executive director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. In Florida and a few other states, … Continue reading

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