Volunteering opportunities for retired adults in New Jersey
At Bergen County CASA, many of our volunteer child Advocates are retired adults from Northern New Jersey. We offer child advocate volunteer opportunities for qualified, responsible, retired individuals.
Our foster children come from throughout the county including towns like Hackensack, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, and beyond.
If you are retired and considering joining 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 info@BergenCasa.org to learn more or click the button below to get started on becoming a Child Advocate.
One of the best volunteer opportunities for retired adults in New Jersey is to become an Advocate for a foster child. Retired adults often have a flexible schedule and can accommodate meetings with schools or case workers at different times of the day.
Additionally retired adults often are stable and able to make the 2-year commitment we ask for a foster child.
However, Bergen CASA’s volunteers come from all walks of life, and we carefully match the case to the Advocate. While many of our Advocates work part time of even full time, we ask that they are willing to commit to participate in their Family Court hearing which is currently on zoom, normally once every 3 months. This is important because if the family court judge is making an important decision and needs something clarifying – it is best if the actual CASA on the case is there to make the clarification.
Advocates experience small victories. This is not a volunteer opportunity if you are looking to make a great change in a child’s life. Often our children do not realize how much work an Advocate is doing on their behalf behind the scenes. But incrementally small changes add up. A CASA can slowly change the trajectory of a case by diligently asking questions and following up on medical, educational, psychological issues, or social issues. We make sure that things do not fall between the cracks. If a child’s glasses break – we will not stop until the child gets a new pair.
So, if you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for retired adults in New Jersey, please sign up for an information session to learn more about Bergen County CASA.