volunteer with CASA
There are many ways to become involved in CASA of Berks County. Becoming a court appointed advocate is certainly one avenue. However, if that isn’t your strength or your interest but you would still like to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Berks County, other skills are needed to make this program operate and be effective.
Children with a CASA volunteer are:
more likely to find a safe, permanent home
half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
more likely to succeed in school
more likely to receive vital services
Become a volunteer Advocate
You could make a difference in the life of a child by signing up to become a CASA volunteer. Join us at one of our monthly Information Sessions to learn more about the role of a CASA, meet program staff, and learn about the application process.
CASA volunteers are sworn in by a dependency court judge to advocate for what is in the child’s best interest. With legal standing to fully investigate a child’s circumstances, CASA volunteers make recommendations to the court regarding how the system and community can best serve and support the child.
In collaboration with others in the child’s life, volunteers are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to flourish.
Donate to CASA
Your contributions to support the program help us to help the children of Berks County. Contributions to CASA directly support our advocacy - ensuring children are not idling in foster care and are instead ensured the right to a safe and permanent home. CASA is a small non-profit organization, and we depend on the support of our community to sustain our mission and vision.
Host a Fundraiser
Use your creativity and passion to take an active role by fundraising, donating, or spreading awareness for our cause! Organizing a fundraiser or even will allow you to be a catalyst for positive social change in your community.
Why not give up your gifts and ask for donations instead? Celebrate your birthday and a great cause at the same time. This may be done through Social Media or by asking people to visit our web-site and donating directly us.
Whether you're running a marathon or doing something for the first time, use this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for a cause you care about.
Set up an online fundraising campaign for CASA through a crowdfunding platform such as Classy or Crowdrise. You can set a fundraising goal and deadline, create a fundraising team, and then easily share the page with your friends and families via email and social media.
Hold “Jean Days” for employees that benefit CASA Berks or your company could hold a golf outing that has CASA Berks as the beneficiary.