Meet David – Volunteer for 4 years
I have been working with two children on my case, a teenage boy and 7-year-old sister. The older brother has been taking care of the younger sister for most of his life. I recently had a really, really happy moment when she got adopted on National Adoption Day, and that was the greatest day of volunteering with CASA. The brother has been in and out of foster houses, and, in my opinion, he is viewed as rough and tough because he’s had a lot of things happen to him that shouldn’t have, but I have had the opportunity to see his big heart in two places. First, with his younger sister, it was so amazing to see him interact with his sister. He cares for her so much. Secondly, he got the opportunity to volunteer at an animal shelter, and watching his heart for those animals was truly amazing.
“It’s pretty easy to sit here in a rural town and think that everyone is the same, but when you get up close and personal, you see that there are all kinds of problems and that kids have it tough, and almost always it’s not their fault.”
All the names of volunteers and kids have been changed for privacy reasons, but all of these stories are true stories of current and past CASA volunteers.