Meet A Volunteer

Hi there!
My name is Margaret and I have worked on two cases. My first case closed quickly, and I have been on my second case since the end of April 2022. 

I became a CASA Volunteer because a friend of mine, who is a CASA, talked to me about it, and I was pretty much interested instantly. It sounded like a great opportunity to help where we are needed so much, helping children. This is something I have always been so passionate about. 
My biggest takeaway since becoming a CASA Volunteer would be the connection to the kids. It’s been wonderful to be able to be a constant support and have the ability to advocate for them. They don’t always have consistency, so being able to be that to them is so important to me. These kids need us more than we could ever imagine. 

Since becoming a CASA Volunteer, I have experienced some hardship. Watching the heartache in the kiddos is extremely hard. Knowing that we cannot take that away is difficult, but I can do  my part be there and support them through those difficult moments. 
While there are difficult moments, there are definitely rewards. Having your CASA kid tell you they trust you, and that they look forward to our visits… the connections are incredibly heart-warming. I didn’t realize how much of a bond could be created between a CASA and the child/children they are advocating for. 
If I were to give advice to someone interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer, I would tell them to do it! It’s not easy, there are times that are very difficult, but it’s worth it. The work that CASA does is important, and these kids need us. 
I wouldn’t be the person I am today without CASA. Being a part of something so meaningful has meant the world to me!