Meet Volunteer Advocate Bob Jefferis

Meet Volunteer Advocate Bob Jefferis

Dec 06 2016

Bob Jefferis is no stranger to responsibility and his 35 years as a geologist, engineer and project manager for the energy industry prove that. Working for a global company, Bob found himself on very diverse teams, getting to meet wide varieties of different people. He got to manage enormous projects on land and on the ocean, both in the US and abroad. Some were enormous, including a $16 billion project with more than 50,000 workers. So when he neared his retirement and considered what to do in his "next life," Bob was drawn to CASA.  Read More

Thankfulness or (How CASA Volunteers Are Like Farmers)

Thankfulness or (How CASA Volunteers Are Like Farmers)

Dec 01 2016

A CASA volunteer and close friend of mine recently explained to me that being a CASA volunteer is a lot like being a farmer. Because of CASA, seeds of love and hope for the future are planted in each child served. Even though you work hard to ensure that these seeds grow, for both our volunteers and the farmer, the harvest comes later. You may or may not get to see all the fruits of your labor. Much like the farmer dedicates each day to tending to his crops, volunteers dedicate their time to helping kids in care. With no immediate results, this hard work can often feel unappreciated. Even though they may not get to see the end result of all their hard work, CASA volunteers can be certain that their efforts are appreciated.   Read More