Volunteering During the Pandemic – CASA of the Eastern Panhandle

VOLUNTEERING DURING THE PANDEMIC

CASA-EP takes the safety and well-being of children and their volunteer advocates seriously. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has implemented new safety guidelines for volunteers working with children during this challenging time.

CASA-EP volunteers are currently using virtual video chat and mobile technologies to check in with children and families, in addition to making frequent phone calls. Volunteers are using these same tools to collaborate with legal and child welfare professionals on their cases.

  • Read more about the new safety guidelines for staying in touch with children
  • Read more about the updated volunteer visitation policy
  • Read more about cybersecurity tips to keep you safe online

Resources Related to the Pandemic

  • Read more about the new safety guidelines for staying in touch with children
  • Read more about the updated volunteer visitation policy
  • Read more about cybersecurity tips to keep you safe online
  • Read more about the impacts and benefits of COVID-19 legislation
  • Learn how you can help keep an eye on at-risk children

What platforms can I use to volunteer virtually?

How can I most effectively conduct virtual volunteer meetings?

  • Read this primer for facilitating effective online meetings
  • Read these best practices for online meetings

How can I effectively address mental health issues while volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The National CASA/GAL Association has prepared three webinars on managing anxiety, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue: