Volunteering for Dallas CASA means advocating for children, making sure they have what they need to heal from the abuse they’ve experienced and helping to find them safe and loving homes. Dallas CASA volunteers come from a variety of professional, ethnic and educational backgrounds, and all have a desire to help abused children.
We asked some of the dynamic volunteers who help create change in the lives of our county’s most vulnerable children about their volunteer experiences with Dallas CASA.
I grew up in a home that was love-rich but money-poor, and my parents were a huge source of love and support in my life. My dad feels his job is to “catch” and I always say little girls can do a lot when they their daddies are there to catch. My parents made me brave and bold, and I’m forever grateful. I knew I wanted to give back. It’s part of who I am.
A mother at my son’s school was doing the CASA training. I told her I could never do something like what she was doing. Having to witness abuse, even on paper, was too much of a challenge for the heart of a mother. But she said to me “I like to be part of the solution,” and that stuck with me.
Winston and Frank M.
We’d heard about Dallas CASA from other CASA volunteers and then saw a booth at a convention. The organization and the idea of helping kids in need always intrigued me. While we had provided a two-parent home for our four children, I was raised by my aunts and uncles and grandparents. I had a story, and I knew others did, too.