Volunteers


Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate with Heartland CASA
 
Become a CASA volunteer and be rewarded with some of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences you can find. CASA is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens to become appointed officers of the court. Your involvement will make a direct impact on a child's life, perhaps for generations to come.
 
We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds.
 
Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Heartland CASA, serving the children of Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties in Nebraska.
 
For more details call - (308) 385-5125

Here are some quotes from a few of our current volunteers on how being a CASA has impacted their lives. The full stories can be found in the CASA Volunteers Impact Stories booklet located in the CASA office.

"I spend my days in meetings and boardrooms. Being a CASA is a way to get out of the common business space and get involved in the community." -Tonja B.

"When you first read a case, it touches your heart. But then you meet the kids and it touches your heart even more." -Debbie M.

"You should become a CASA because it gives one a better understanding of how all the pieces of the 'system' work together. You get to witness everyone within the case growing. You are empowering individuals, especially the kids, to take control of their life and make choices. In situations where they might feel powerless, you are giving them a voice in their own lives." -Terry W.

"Having a CASA on a case is like having a pivot point, the CASA remains the consistent factor throughout the case." -Joan M.

"I recently went to the YWCA to see the kids I have advocated for in a social setting. All the kids took turns dancing in the gym, first the girls then the boys. It was fantastic watching all of the kids participate and thrive out in the world." -Judy H.

"My goal in this CASA journey has been to give hope and understanding... I cannot stress enough how very crucial it is to just be kind and non-judgmental. No matter how bad we think a parent is, they are still a human being and we don't know what their journey has been like." -Felicia B.