Our volunteers are the cornerstone of CASA and they are how we succeed in our mission. There are many opportunities to volunteer for CASA, from becoming a child advocate to working in our office to becoming a board or committee member. Today's Volunteer Spotlight focuses on Development Committee member, Sarah Klump. The Development Committee brainstorms, implements and evaluates CASAs fundraising and marketing efforts. Through this Committee, CASA is able to raise funds to ensure vulnerable children have one, consistent adult to be their friend, mentor and advocate.
How did you hear about CASA and decide to get involved? The UofL Business School was having sessions to assist students. I attended the session and a former CASA volunteer introduced me to CASA's Development Committee.
What do you like most about volunteering for the Development Committee?
I love working with a great group of people who think of fun new ways to put on events. I have always been interested in event planning and the Development Committee allows me to express creative ideas and help out for a good cause.
Do you have a favorite memory from volunteering on the development committee?
Bourbon by the Bridge is always a fun event for me. Every year we have good weather, great vendors, and an amazing turnout.
What would you say to someone interested in volunteering with CASA, but not as an advocate?
I would say do it. It is a great organization, you can give something back to the community and make a difference in someone's life.
Why is volunteering with CASA important to you?
I like volunteering with CASA because they provide a voice for the people that really matter, the children. Although I am not an advocate, I am on a committee that can make a difference in a child's life.