Why I Volunteer


Volunteer Testimonials

Find out why De A. is passionate about her work as a CASA Advocate:


CASA Advocate Antonio A

“When I think about leaving the world a better place than I found it, there is no better vessel than through our youth. Effecting children is a positive way sets them up for success and allows them the opportunity to grow into the kind of people who give back to their own communities. Some kids don’t have the support they need to become a part of this wonderful cycle, but you can change that. Working in CASA provides an excellent opportunity to accomplish this worthy goal. If you are interested in furthering this cycle in your community, then I would strongly recommend you to consider becoming an advocate!” – Antonio A.


CASA DeKalb County Advocate Christel S. shares her most rewarding experience as a CASA advocate:  


 

Female advocate with girl at court.“We are very family oriented and one of our greatest joys is seeing happy children. Children that become assigned to CASA cases are often being robbed of the joys of their childhood. It is through the process of working with the children, their parents, and often foster parents, that we are able to determine the best environment possible for the children that are in very difficult positions through no fault of their own. The judges that we work with in DeKalb County listen to what we determine and take this into consideration when they make their final decisions. The rewards of being a CASA are the smiles on the faces of the children and often hugs with a thank-you – that’s what its all about.” – CASA advocate

 

“I volunteer because all children are precious and deserve to be treated as such. They are a gift to humanity.” – CASA Advocate

 

Male advocate with boy at court.

 

“I’m a CASA advocate because a little bit of my time can change the life of an abused or neglected child. If everyone can give a little bit of time a huge difference can be made in the lives of local children. Some stories will break your heart or make you angry, but all of the stories are worth hearing and we need more people to listen.” – CASA Advocate