Sample Bulletin Announcements
- Volunteer with Voices for Children to help foster children in San Diego and Riverside Counties. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.speakupnow.org.
- All children deserve a safe and permanent home. By serving as a volunteer advocate, you can work one-on-one with a child or group of siblings and make sure their needs are being met. No prior experience is necessary—Voices for Children will provide all the training you need, plus a dedicated staff supervisor to provide resources and support throughout your service. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can help create a brighter future for a child. Visit www.speakupnow.org to learn more.
- Volunteers Wanted for Voices for Children! With the support of a CASA volunteer, a child in foster care is more likely to succeed in school, receive vital services, and find a safe, permanent home. CASAs work one-on-one with a child or group of siblings. They get to know the children, gather important information from reports and professionals, and advocate for the children’s best interests. Visit www.speakupnow.org to learn more and sign up for a volunteer information session.
Sample Newsletter Article
Title: Every Child Needs a Voice
Thousands of children spend time in the San Diego and Riverside County foster care systems each year. These children have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, and neglect, and often struggle as they move between homes and schools without consistent adults in their lives.
For children in foster care, a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) can be the essential difference in the trajectory of their lives.
Founded in San Diego in 1980, Voices for Children is a private, nonprofit organization that recruits, trains, and supports Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who speak up for the needs and well-being of children in foster care. As the only agency designated by the courts to provide CASA volunteers in San Diego and Riverside Counties, Voices for Children's CASAs play a crucial role in helping judges make the most informed decisions for children's futures.
Each CASA is appointed by a judge to get involved in the life of a child, spend time with them, and report to the court about the child’s progress and needs. Unlike the high case loads other professionals face, a CASA is able to focus on just one child or sibling group at a time. By building a trusting relationship with that child, a CASA is able to help the judge understand not only their situation but also what they like to do, what their favorite subject is in school, or why they are struggling in a certain placement.
No prior experience is necessary to volunteer as a CASA—Voices for Children provides all the needed training, plus a dedicated staff supervisor to offer resources and support throughout a volunteer’s service. With just 10-15 hours a month, a CASA can create a brighter future for a child in foster care. Visit www.speakupnow.org or call 858-598-2243 to learn more and sign up for a Volunteer Information Session.