CASA is looking for volunteers

| 30 Sep 2015 | 02:23

    CASA , a private not-for-profit corporation, is hosting information sessions about volunteering opportunities.

    CASA's mission is to be a strong voice for the best interests of vulnerable children who have been removed from their homes or are under court supervision due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

    They recruit, train and supervise community volunteers to be advocates, mentors and champions for each child on their journey to a safe permanent and nurturing home.

    Residents of Morris or Sussex counties can attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about this volunteering opportunity:

    Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.
    Monday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.

    All information sessions are one hour long and will be held at the CASA office at 18 Cattano Avenue in Morristown.

    Sign-up can be done at

    The qualifications to be a CASA volunteer are the following: Interest in children's rights and special needs; minimum age of 21; the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; the ability to pass state and federal background checks, a Child Abuse Registry Information (CARI) check and have four favorable references from sources other than relatives.

    Any questions about volunteering can be directed to the executive director, Lisa Barsky Firkser, at or 973-998-7590.