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Shining Stars

Our Volunteers Make a Difference

LACASA is privileged to have a dedicated group of stellar volunteers who give of their time and their hearts. They are committed to helping better the lives of abused children and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Livingston County.

All LACASA programs are provided to survivors at no charge, and it is our team of bright volunteers who help make this possible. Volunteers receive extensive training in their chosen areas of service.

We invite you to explore our volunteer opportunities. Find out where your talents and unique interests would make the most difference. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Matthews-Creech, about how you can help. Call Nicole at 517-548-1350 or email her at: ncreech@lacasacenter.org.

Your Opportunity to Shine

Volunteer Areas of Service

Administrative Assistance
Front desk receptionist
Office organization
Data entry duties

Development
Event fundraising
Special event activities
Grant research & writing
Database maintenance
Correspondence

Marketing
Graphic design
Nonprofit research
Photography
Distribute brochures, posters
Social media assistance

Children’s Program
Assist with special activities
Attend special event outings
Provide respite child care

Prevention/Community Education
Host information booth
Speaker’s Bureau presentations
Perform research
Participate in community action groups
Create PowerPoint presentations

Facility Maintenance
Clean/organize children’s center
Organize shelter areas
Maintain grounds & gardens
Perform building maintenance

On-Call Response Team
Respond to domestic violence incidents
Respond to sexual assault incidents
Comfort and aid survivors with decision making

Crisis Center
Handle Crisis Line calls
Handle business calls
Assist shelter residents

Become a CASA volunteer. You can be a child’s voice.
You can change a child’s life.

LACASA & CASA Work Together

LACACA collaborates with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) organization to train, cultivate and inspire a team of dedicated volunteers.

LACASA-CASA volunteers are ordinary citizens, specially trained, and appointed by Family Court judges to speak up for our most vulnerable children.

Our volunteers are respected and trusted sources of crucial information who:

  • Research the case
  • Assess the facts
  • Identify key problems
  • Submit court reports

They also will take the time to find out in-depth information about the child from relatives, neighbors, teachers, and friends in order to provide objective information to the Family Court judge.

Volunteers attend hearings, provide insight to the judge and recommend actions in the best interest of the child. They work in partnership with attorneys and foster care workers as appointed officers of the court.

For more information about becoming a CASA advocate, contact Sara Applegate, J.D., for more information at sapplegate@lacasacenter.org or call LACASA at 517-548-1350.

As a LACASA-CASA volunteer, you may be the only consistent adult a child has to depend on for years.

Learn more about volunteering for the LACASA-CASA program

 

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