"The opportunity to help someone else in need is a rewarding feeling."
Hezekiah Davis is one of Northeastern Indiana CASA's newest volunteers, having been sworn into service in April. He currently serves Steuben County and several others.
"I grew up in the court system and was united with a loving family in my early childhood, " says Davis. "I wanted to give back by helping another child. After reviewing different ways to give back, becoming a CASA was the right fit for me."
Although Davis has had limited experience serving as a CASA, he says he was most "impressed" with the training offered to volunteers.
"The training helped me understand the need for such programs in our communities. It helped open my eyes to the resources that are available," said Davis. "I was especially surprised to learn the lengths CASA and its volunteers go in order to ensure children's needs are heard by the judges."
There are several hundred children served each year through Northeastern Indiana CASA, and there are more who are waiting for CASAs to become available. More volunteers are needed in order to handle the demand. Although the task may seem daunting, Davis found the opportunity motivating.
"Volunteers should be prepared to be awakened by just how great the need is and how rewarding the opportunity can be. If you're thinking about volunteering, the time is now," urges Davis. "Most of us have been helped either by a loved one, friend or a program similar to CASA. The opportunity to help someone else in need is a rewarding feeling."
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