Meet A Volunteer

Hi! My name is Abby Fisher and I have been a CASA Volunteer for two years and I am currently serving on my third case.

I became a CASA Volunteer because I wanted to find a way to give back to my community and be part of the solution. I had a coworker years ago who was a CASA Volunteer and she had told me about the program. I knew from talking with her that this was a group I wanted to be a part of; I just needed to wait until the time was right.

One of the hardest moments so far was when one of my CASA kids, who was doing so well, suddenly stopped attending school. I felt defeated, but the Judge on the case reminded me of the positive impact that I was having on my CASA kid. It was a good reminder for me to focus on the positive.

One of the best moments since becoming a CASA Volunteer was when I was able to advocate for my CASA kid who did not walk or talk. I was able to work with the mom to get her both speech and physical therapy. Fast forward a year to one of my last visits, she came running up to me to give me a hug and say hi. We then had a dance party. It was so great to see her progress.

Since becoming a CASA Volunteer, my biggest takeaway is how resilient children really are. They really can make the best of any situation. I’ve also learned that you never know what people are going through, so it’s best to always try and offer grace.

Interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer? If you are being called to do it, you absolutely should. This is an opportunity to take a portion of your free time to make a difference in someone’s life.