We have some good news Advocates,

The volunteer section of the CASA website has changed. The new & improved version includes many of your suggestions, including no more passwords! Just bookmark this link  https://sbcasa.org/volunteer-resource/  and use it to access the volunteer section of the website. You will find online training materials for your continuing education, as well as important CASA forms, information on accessing the CASA Connect Reporting Tool, and access to prior newsletters. We hope you find the changes to be easier to use and resourceful.
Two exciting opportunities for you:
Supervised Visitation Program Needs More Volunteers!
Did you know that there are 2 ways you can help with our supervised visitation program?

With no additional training, you can be a volunteer who transports kids to and from their visit at the CASA office. If you have an extra 1/2 hour here or there, you could be a HUGE help by picking children up at their placement and being their fun ride to their visit. We provide the car seats and reimbursement for gas, and will take care of notification to caregivers.

With just a 2 hour training, you can be one of our visitation specialists. CASA visitation specialists monitor a visit between bio parents and their children, and submit notes to the Visitation Program Supervisor, Brittany. No court report, and no commitment beyond a 2 hour weekly shift, usually with the same family - at the CASA office in Santa Maria!

We urgently need 8 more volunteers to supervise visits and a few transport volunteers. Please attend a Lunch and Learn meeting June 13 at noon at the CASA office - RSVP to Kim@sbcasa.org - to save your space and reserve your lunch. Hear from volunteers who are currently doing visits and learn about both opportunities. We need your help to continue to grow this new program!
FREE school supplies!
We know Summer is just getting started but it's not too soon to be thinking about next school year. Mark your calendars now or CLICK HERE to pre-register for this FREE community event and make sure your child gets the supplies they need to be successful in school.
12th Annual Summer BBQ hosted by The Voorhies Family
Tickets to the Bowl are available...
To increase accessibility to performing arts the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation has generously made world-class concert tickets available to Volunteers and their CASA child.

Now through October tickets are available for $5 per person. In addition, a $15 food voucher will be given, so basically it's FREE!

To see a lineup of upcoming concerts, CLICK HERE

To reserve your tickets, please contact your Advocate Supervisor or Associate Director, Aaron Pankratz at aaron@sbcasa.org

Join the party...
Aloha! The CASA Recruitment & Retention Commitee is activily recruiting new volunteers to serve on the committee.

Join us for a Hawaiian Luau Recruitment Mixer to learn more about the committee and how you can help increase the number of outreach opportunities in Northern Santa Barbara County, specifically Santa Maria and Lompoc.

When: Monday, June 24
Time: 6PM
Where: Santa Maria CASA office

RSVP to our Recruitment & Training Director, Crystal Sullins, crystal@sbcasa.org
Continuing Education
Join us and learn how CWS developes case plans for children in foster care.

Santa Barbara - June 11, 12-1PM
Santa Maria - June 12, 12-1PM
Lompoc - June 12, 5:30-6:30PM

**The Santa Maria meeting will take place at AMR Training Facility located at 3130 Skyway Dr. **

RSVP by emailing Aaron at aaron@sbcasa.org

Also, if you have specific questions or things you would like to learn from our speaker please email them to Aaron prior to the meeting.
Teen Discussion Groups
The discussion groups are available to provide additional
information and support for an advocate with Transition Aged Youth (TAY) ages 12+. The meetings are facilitated by CASA staff with specialized experience working
with TAY.

Santa Maria 6/28 at noon - 1PM
Santa Barbara 6/26 at noon - 1PM
RSVP your Advocate Supervisor or email aaron@sbcasa.org