(n) a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
(v) to enter service or enlist as a volunteer.
People have been giving from their own lives to benefit others for as long as we can remember. The first recorded use of the concept of volunteering was in the 1630s. Volunteerism became prevalent in the United States in the 19th century and has only gotten stronger in the years since. Here in Nashville, in the heart of the Volunteer State, volunteering has become a way of life. With the help of organizations like Hands on Nashville, over 200,000 people become involved in service each year.
Here at CASA, we thrive on this spirit of volunteerism that is spreading throughout Nashville. We love seeing the way our community is transformed through service, witnessing the impact one volunteer can make multiplied by many peers completing acts of service.
We hope that people who are interested in service will recognize the value of advocating for abused and neglected children in court and see how rewarding it is for both themselves and the children they serve. If you know someone who you think would make a good CASA volunteer, show them our blog and help them connect with us. The majority of our new volunteers are referred to us by current volunteers and community partners.
-Ally, CASA intern