To acknowledge the commitment, time, and compassion of CASA/GAL volunteers, the National CASA/GAL Association for Children partnered with FosterStrong to host the first-ever, CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. FosterStrong is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the negative narrative surrounding foster care.
CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day provides an opportunity to honor and thank CASA/GAL volunteers who work hard to ensure children and youth in the foster care system have their voices heard every day. On this day, National CASA/GAL’s network of 948 state organizations and local programs will be encouraged to recognize their volunteers through various social media channels to show their appreciation.
CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day also gives people nationwide the chance to better understand the critical role a CASA/GAL volunteer plays in the lives of young people, and inspire others to contribute their time to support children who may be in/or at-risk of child welfare involvement. To acknowledge the dedication and resilience of CASA/GAL volunteers, National CASA/GAL and FosterStrong worked with members of Congress to recognize CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day on the morning of May 18, 2021, which was followed by a culminating virtual celebration for all CASA/GAL volunteers at 7 p.m. ET.