COVID-19 UPDATE and RESTRICTIONS
During the COVID-19 pandemic and now under the most current restrictions, CASA volunteer opportunities have been limited to mostly online opportunities to ensure the safety of our patients, volunteers, and staff. Examples of these opportunities include conducting data analysis, writing manuscripts for our Research and Evaluation team, updating resources on our website, revamping our parent information binder for our Trauma and Attachment Group, and any online assistance to support CASA’s fundraising efforts. All clinical stream in-person volunteer opportunities are currently on pause and we look forward to being able to get back to provide the essential volunteer support to the CASA programs and services when it is safe to do so.
CASA's Volunteer Program was established to encourage volunteers to be actively involved in our programs and services, and to support many of our special events. Volunteers are an integral part of our teams as we strive to accomplish CASA’s mission and goals.
CASA’s volunteer opportunities are split up into two streams:
Volunteers within the clinical stream have access to all opportunities. They are recommended to have some education/experience in psychology, social work, occupational therapy, and familiarity with children, although this is not required. Due to the high demand for this stream and limited opportunities, the number of volunteers within this stream will be based on the demand for clinical volunteers.
*Admission to this stream is currently on hold because of COVID-19 restrictions on in person volunteering.
Volunteers within the support stream will have access to all volunteer opportunities that do not directly interact with our programs and patients, i.e. fundraising endeavors and other miscellaneous opportunities. This stream is also used as a waiting list for volunteers interested in the clinical stream.