Other ways to help
After reading about what CASA volunteers do and exploring what makes a good CASA volunteer, you may realize that being an actual CASA volunteer isn’t the best fit for you right now. That’s OK—there are still many ways that you can support the important work that CASA Minnesota does in the lives of abused and neglected children. In addition to donating your financial resources, you can also get involved with CASA through the opportunities described below.
Serve on the Board of Directors
The CASA Minnesota Board of Directors is always looking for kindred spirits to assist in our strategy, planning, operations, and activities. We have numerous initiatives underway in the following areas:
- Strategic planning
- Fundraising, including event planning, donor database development, and writing grant applications
- Marketing, including research as well as print, local media, and online communications
- Legislative activities, including lobbying and other communications
- Public speaking, including presentations at local venues to raise awareness of CASA activities and impact
Help at a CASA event
Throughout the calendar year, we organize and conduct various activities to support our local CASA programs. Our work is focused on recruiting and retaining top-notch, dedicated volunteers, and requires the help of lots of planners and workers. We need volunteers to help with activities such as:
- Recruitment events, from casual happy hour networking events to more formal presentations
- Training as part of the 40-hour preservice education requirement
- Conferences, held annually for CASA volunteers across Minnesota in order to maintain the highest standards of education and training in our volunteer army
- Retention events designed to show volunteers our deep appreciation for their work as well as help them network, share information, and encourage each other in a fun and positive environment.
Interesting? We’d love to hear from you!