Casa (Court Appointed Specialist Advocate) is one of the most fullfilling jobs I have ever had. The fact that it was a volunteer job with no benefits or compensation did not diminish my commitment to my responsibilities.
Working on behalf of children in foster care was the best part of the job, giving them a voice where and when it was most needed gave me a sense of accomplishment. I is a job I would have loved to continue to do if it had a salary/compensation attached to it.
There is no typical day in this job due to the diverse cases I covered. Each day bought with it new goals and new territory to enter. Speaking to everyone involved in the childs life uncovered new information from many prespectives. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting the children, reviewing their cases and making the best decision in the interest of the child known to the court.
The hardest part of the job was when the case was closed and you had to say good-bye to the family.