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To read more Volunteer stories, click on a name in the beige box to the right.

"I knew this was something I wanted to do."

Janet Stack
Piedmont CASA Volunteer since 2010

I saw a notice about CASA volunteering in my church bulletin. I knew from the description of the work that it was something I wanted to do. When I retired from my full-time job, I began my training. I cannot think of anything I could do as a non-professional that would be more meaningful than the work of advocating for an abused and/or neglected child. To make a difference in the safety and wellbeing of a child is important and so gratifying.

Our mission is to get an in-depth understanding of the child's world
As a CASA Volunteer, I gather information about the child and make recommendations to the Court that are in his/her best interest. I converse with all the significant participants in a child's life, investigate medical and academic records, spend time observing and getting to know the child, and write in-depth reports of findings and recommendations. While I am only part of a large team of professional lawyers, social workers, therapists, teachers, etc., I think the research I am able to do as a CASA Volunteer gives me an understanding of the child's world that is probably the most complete.

The reward is in seeing life-changing improvements for a child
Despite having to witness and investigate some very sad situations, the effort put into CASA Volunteer work has large rewards in terms of seeing the good that can be done for families and children whose lives are debilitated. The intervention can result in life-changing improvements for a child's future.

To read more Volunteer stories, click on a name in the beige box, above right.

To Learn More About Becoming a Volunteer
Register for one of our Information Sessions
held on the first Thursday of every month
Call Lexie at: 434-971-7515
Or email: volunteer@pcasa.org