CASA of the Pikes Peak Region wants to help recruit 2,020 more volunteers statewide by next year. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates who volunteer work to help children removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
"They are a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen. They learn about the child. They learn about how they're doing in school, how they're doing in their foster home," explains Keri Kahn of the CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.
To be a volunteer, you need to be 21 years or older and pass a background check. CASA only asks that you commit three to five hours a week through the duration of a child's case which can range from 12 to 18 months.
You can connect with CASA of the Pikes Peak Regioin by visiting casappr.org