State & Local Programs

Incremental Volunteering Opportunities in a CASA or GAL Program

1.      Preparing materials for a volunteer training class

2.      Writing/layout/editing/publication/distribution of the program’s newsletter

3.      Designing a website

4.      Maintaining current information on a program website

5.      Recruiting volunteers: public speaking, staffing tables at events, talking to friends

6.      Hanging CASA posters in your community

7.      Providing data entry on a regular basis

8.      Inviting CASA staff to present a program to your community or civic group, recruiting volunteers, requesting a donation, etc.

9.      Getting CASA information out in your workplace via e-newsletter, posters, brochures in pay envelopes, etc.

10. Getting CASA information out in your faith community via bulletin and/or newsletter inserts, speaking to small groups with a mission focus, speaking during worship, hanging posters, requesting a donation, etc.

11. Making treats for volunteer training or recognition event

12. Organizing a fundraiser

13. Contacting businesses for in-kind donations: food, prizes in connection with a special event or for volunteer recognition, office supplies, etc.

14. Presenting an in-service training workshop on a topic about which you have professional expertise

15. Connecting CASA staff to potential donors and/or foundations

16. Making your home, workplace or other facility available to the CASA program for training, volunteer recognition, special events, etc.

17. Selling tickets for a fundraiser

18. Writing thank-you notes after a special event

19. Keeping a scrapbook of CASA program clippings/history/special events

20. Serving on governing boards or advisory councils or their committees

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