Jan 16 2014
By Callie Langford
Thanks to growing community support, we have spent the past few years strengthening our Volunteer Recruitment Team as we work to meet our vision of providing a CASA volunteer for every child in Austin who needs one. We are seeing results!
In 2013, the average number of volunteer applications we received each month grew by 27% from 2012. We saw a 33% increase from 2012 in the number of volunteers who completed training!
To keep these numbers growing, we have built our team to have strategic positions focused on diverse recruitment, building partnerships with local corporations and organizations, and furthering not only our recruitment but our retention of current volunteers. Hear directly from our team on their plans and excitement for 2014 (and please get in touch if you would like to help):
"Having worked in the child welfare field for over 10 years, I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact just one caring adult can have on the life of a child in foster care. This motivates me to lead our team to recruit volunteers for the hundreds of children who need someone by their side through a very lonely and scary situation. Our volunteers are so different from each other, yet they share this common purpose to speak up for our most vulnerable children and that inspires me." - Sonia Kotecha, Director of Volunteers
"I am excited about recruitment in 2014 because the bar has been set high - to meet our vision of serving every child who needs us. As a kid I was given the nickname "motor mouth." Little did I know how useful that would be for me. I love talking to new people I meet when looking for opportunities with local businesses and organizations to create awareness about becoming a CASA volunteer." - Cruz Correa, Strategic Partnerships Manager
"Our volunteers are crucial in providing a voice for children in need, strengthening families, and keeping communities intact. I’m looking forward to working with the recruitment team to expand CASA’s roots and empower more people from the community to become a part of CASA." - Molly Latham, Diversity Coordinator
"Our volunteers are the core and heart of this organization and thanking them for all the hard work they do is my favorite part of the job. I can’t wait to see all the wonderful new volunteers 2014 will bring to our CASA family as well as all the amazing ones we will continue to work with who have made CASA what it is today!" - Alejandra Pena, Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
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