This week we would like to highlight CASA volunteer Harriett Boglin! Originally from Selma, Alabama, Harriett relocated to Nashville nearly 20 years ago and graduated from our training program in November 2014. She had a deep desire to give back to the community and discovered that her means for doing so lied in helping children and youth in the area.
“I had wanted to volunteer since going back to graduate school, but I just recently had some flexibility in my schedule where I could do the training and start volunteering.”
Harriett is one of our newest volunteers and is currently working on her very first case! When she finds some down time away from her job and CASA case, Harriett enjoys gardening, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her son, Darius.
Aside from being one of our newest child advocates, Harriett works as a mental health counselor. For many people, the only thing keeping them from taking the next step to sign up for training is a concern for time. Did you know that nearly half of our volunteers also work full-time jobs? We are so thankful for volunteers like Harriett who are willing to give up a segment of their limited free time for the sake of abused and neglected children who need it the most.
“I would say for anyone that has the desire to give back to the community by helping children and teens, it will be a blessing to you, as well as the children you are working with. It warms my heart and brings me joy to know that I am helping others in need.”
Thank you, Harriett, for taking the “next step” and becoming a CASA! We are so grateful to have a team of such wonderful and dedicated volunteers.