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February Coffee Mixer – Marketing Volunteer Opportunities – BAM 2016 Public Service Project Recipient: CASA of Yellowstone County
February 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Come have a cup of coffee with us February 3rd from 8-9 a.m. and learn about multiple volunteer opportunities as BAM sets out to help our 2016 Public Service Project Recipient, CASA of Yellowstone County, with free marketing & PR for an entire year! Bring your ideas as we’ll have an open discussion as well. If you aren’t able to attend, please visit our online volunteer survey: 2016 bam public service project volunteer opportunities – survey.
The mission of CASA of Yellowstone County is to advocate for a safe and permanent home for abused and neglected children in Yellowstone County. CASA’s goal this year is to recruit & train 50 new CASA volunteers. CASA volunteers serve an average of 3 children, which would mean providing a voice in court for approximately 150 more children. Yellowstone CASA currently uses newsletters and billboards, but would like to engage in a coordinated print, radio and television campaign to recruit more volunteers to serve the growing numbers of abused and neglected children in the Yellowstone County court and foster care systems.
BAM is looking for marketing and PR professionals to donate time, talents and resources to help with this campaign. Specific volunteer opportunities and ideas will be discussed at the coffee mixer.
CASA of Yellowstone County Information
Last year, Yellowstone CASA provided courtroom advocacy for 329 children in our county’s court and foster care systems through the efforts of highly trained volunteer Advocates who work with only one or two sibling groups at a time to ensure the children are placed in a safe and permanent home as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this only represents about half of the children in the system, which meant that over 300 children were left to navigate the confusing court and foster care systems without a CASA volunteer last year. Yellowstone CASA’s steady growth has been outpaced by the skyrocketing numbers of children being abused and neglected in our county, and social workers are requesting CASA volunteers faster than we can assign them.