Give Back Connection for Sept. 24


DeKalb County CASA hosts informational meeting

You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers are everyday people, trained by DeKalb County CASA and then appointed by the Chief Judge of DeKalb County Juvenile Court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

The DeKalb County CASA Program is designed to give abused and neglected children in foster care a powerful voice. DeKalb County CASA recognizes the need for individualized advocacy throughout the court process and utilizes dedicated, concerned, well-trained citizen volunteers to protect the child’s best interests.

The public is invited to attend a volunteer informational session hosted by DeKalb County CASA.

When: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center, 4309 Memorial Drive, Decatur

Information: www.dekalbcasa.org

Contact: 404-378-0038; Justine.ferreira@dekalbcasa.org or dekalbcasa@dekalbcasa.org.

Be a HERO for children in need

The Super HEROes Mentoring Program, a community-based, one-on-one mentoring program serving children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, is seeking volunteers. The program provides children with the opportunity to have a positive role model through a mentor and to strengthen their life skills, self-esteem and academic performance.

A Super HERO Mentor spends one-on-one quality time with the child at least twice a month, two hours each time, participates with the child in a monthly group activity organized and sponsored by H.E.R.O. and contributes to strengthening the child’s self-esteem and life skills.

Eligibile candidates must be at least 22 years of age, have a driver’s license and dependable transportation and pass a criminal background check.

When: ongoing

Where: The main office is located in Atlanta however, clientele reside throughout the metro-Atlanta including Rockdale, DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.

Contact: 404-236-7411 or volunteer@heroforchildren.org, or visiting

Information: www.heroforchildren.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFind ways to volunteer in metro Atlanta and post opportunities at ajc.com/go/volunteer.


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