Our amazing CASA Volunteers make a difference in the lives of foster children every day. For your inspiration, we like to spotlight one of these everyday heroes as CASA Volunteer of the Month. This month we are pleased to feature Carole Wilson. (Please feel free to like, comment or share and help honor this Volunteer.)
- Why did you decide to become a CASA Volunteer?
I became a CASA volunteer because I wanted to give back and feel that working one-on-one with at-risk kids can really change the trajectory of their lives.
- How long have you been a CASA Volunteer and how many children have you worked with?
I've been a CASA volunteer for almost two years, just finished with my first case, a 17 yo girl, and am starting working with other new CASA's as a Peer Supervisor (which I really like!).
- What do you like best about volunteering with CASA?
What I like best - it's said so often, but true - you get so much more than you give from your relationship with the kids. They expand your world and make you a better, more well-rounded person. That, and the results of what you do are tangible and make a huge difference in someone's life!
- How has being a CASA Volunteer positively impacted your life?
Positive impact - teenagers can be challenging to mentor (or raise), but they're also funny, sincere, and real, experiencing life through their lens is quite gratifying.
- Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I'm back in grad school at Cal after getting 4 kids through college - kinda crazy!