How to become a child advocate

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How to become a child advocate

People ask us, “How do I become a child advocate?” Your interest in child advocacy and foster care is the first step. At Bergen County CASA, our volunteer child advocates are the heart and soul of our non profit organization.

Our foster children come from towns throughout Bergen County including: Hackensack, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, and beyond. We offer child advocate volunteer opportunities for qualified, responsible, adults.

If you are considering becoming a Bergen County CASA, there are several ways to volunteer as a child advocate for the organization and support our mission of foster child advocacy. Email: to learn more or click the button below to get started on becoming a CASA Child Advocate.

How to become a child advocate at Bergen County CASA of Northern NJ

While our Child Advocates are our main focus, we have very important volunteers who help with fundraising and on the Bergen CASA Board of Trustees. Because Bergen County CASA is an independent 501(c)3 we are dependent upon monies raised from grants and fundraisers as well as from our generous donors. 

Bergen CASA has volunteers who support our Child Advocacy by helping with our annual Gala fundraiser and our annual Golf Outing.  Additionally we have other fundraisers during the year: holiday fundraiser, summer camp fundraiser etc. 

Our Board of Trustees are the backbone of the organization. These volunteers ensure that we are fiscally sound and following: 

  • requirements from the Administrative Office of the Courts
  • agreed mandates from National CASA and NJ CASA

Additionally the Board of Trustees assist with our fundraising efforts.