Category Archives: Volunteer

Changing a Child’s Life…and My Own

Thank you to Elaine Leist, volunteer with CASA Kane County, Geneva, IL, for writing this guest post. People like to say that things happen for a reason. Sometimes I think they are consoling themselves, putting a positive spin on an … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse Prevention, Child Advocacy, Foster Care, General, Volunteer, Youth | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Child Advocacy, Foster Care, General, Volunteer, Youth | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Child Abuse Prevention, Child Advocacy, Guest Blogger, Volunteer | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Child Advocacy, Foster Care, General, Volunteer, Youth | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Child Advocacy, Foster Care, Opinion, Volunteer | Tagged , , | Leave a comment