Join the Cause
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.
Become a casa 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 Organization
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.
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.
CASA of Berks County currently has one job opportunity and is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Executive Director. Job description pasted below.
CASA of Berks County is looking for a leader who wants to bring hope to a child’s life. We are an organization whose mission is to provide a competent, responsible, and compassionate court-appointed community volunteer to advocate for each child who faces abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment; our goal, to restore their well-being and ensure the eminent right to a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.
The executive director is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program which provides CASA services to children who have suffered abuse and neglect. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) resource development and maintenance, 2) program accountability and planning, 3) community and public relations, 4) personnel and volunteer management, 5) agency liaison to the board of directors, and 6) fiscal management.
1. Must submit Act 33 (Child Abuse) and 34 (Criminal Record Check) clearances
2. Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Check
3. Must sign a Confidentiality Commitment/Pledge
4. Must have access to a vehicle, be willing and able to travel, and possess a valid driver’s license
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years related experience with administration of volunteer, non-profit or public service agency. The ability to work independently, make decisions and problem solve are essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Previous experience with fundraising, other revenue generating techniques and working with volunteers is given priority. Familiarity with the juvenile or family court process and with Child Protective Services law is a plus.
If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.