CASA (kä´sa) noun, An ordinary individual in our community making an extraordinary impact in the life of an abused or neglected child.

When a child is hurt by those who are supposed to protect them, our CASA volunteers stand up to ensure the child's voice is heard.

There are so many unique and appealing aspects to being a CASA volunteer. Statistics show they come from all walks of life and possess a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. There are more than 70,000 CASA volunteers nationally. Local programs vary in number of volunteers they utilize. Aside from their CASA volunteer work, 64 percent are employed in full- or part-time jobs; the majority tends to be professionals with 58% college or university graduates. The majority (82%) of the volunteers nationwide are women.

I invite you to make a difference in a child's life. In my own personal experience, being a CASA volunteer has been the most rewarding thing I've ever done.