Volunteer Coordinator: Elisa Kosarin, email@example.com, (703) 273-3526, ext 22
Description of Volunteer Opportunities/Responsibilities:
Fairfax CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of children whose parents or caregivers have been cited for abuse or neglect by Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations Circuit Court. All CASA volunteers undergo extensive training; no prior experience in child welfare or the law is required. The duties and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer on a case include the following:
Visiting each child assigned in the case at least twice monthly and making other contacts as necessary.
Completing an intensive independent review of each case.
Reporting findings to the court and ensuring representation of the child's best interest.
Monitoring the case following a court hearing or decision as designated by the court.
Communicating regularly with the Guardian at litem assigned to the case.
Participating in ongoing training, and a minimum of 12 continuing education hours annually after the first year.
Attending an annual face-to-face evaluation session with the volunteer supervisor.
Participating in regularly meeting case conference with the volunteer supervisor to review progress on the case.
Participating in other meetings as necessary.
Number of Volunteers: 140
Types of Volunteers Needed: Adult-individual
Training Requirements: All volunteers must complete a 35-hour training session in order to become a Fairfax CASA volunteer. The organization runs three training sessions per year. Dates and times are posted on the Fairfax CASA website, www.casafairfax.org.
Hours Needed: Other. 15-20/month
Easily Accessible by Public Transportation: No
Volunteer Center Affiliations: Volunteer Fairfax
Suggestions for a Drive to Benefit this Organization: We welcome donations of books and gift cards that CASA volutneers can use to purchase small gifts for the children they serve.