We have a problem and we need your help. About 50% of the children we serve are boys, however only about 15% of our volunteers are men. We need more male advocates and what better way to recruit more men than to have other guys (and girls) like you helping us out!
We recently learned about a fun and laidback volunteer recruitment program called CASA Quarterbacks. This program which was piloted in South Carolina, did so well they no longer have to do other recruitment activities. That’s right, this one fun recruiting activity was able to build camaraderie among CASA supporters and recruit volunteers to serve all of the kids in need of an advocate. Let’s model what works and grow CASA of Larimer County to the point where we can serve EVERY child; and let’s have some fun while we’re at it!
Here’s how it works: The CASA Quarterbacks host quarterly “tailgate” events at local bars & restaurants with food and drinks provided. Our Quarterbacks will invite guys they know to attend our tailgate parties as well as share the ways they are involved with CASA and why they are passionate about our mission. We give a three minute overview of CASA but the rest is one on one. While we need more male volunteers, we’re not forgetting the ladies. Anyone is welcome to come to our tailgate parties to learn more about how to make a difference in the live of a child.
That’s it! Now who’s in?
What does it take to become a CASA Quarterback? I’m glad you asked because are drafting our team now. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about our mission and willing to be an ambassador for children recovering from abuse and neglect. This is a co-ed team of individuals willing to invite their neighbors, rec league teammates, coworkers, friend & family, civic group members and peers to a quarterly event.
Our first huddle for interested Quarterbacks will be at Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill (925 Harmony Road) on September 12th from 5:30-6:30pm. We will provide drinks and snacks and come up with a game plan to make our tailgate parties a success. If you have any questions or want to sign up for the huddle, please contact Annette Hoyt at 970.377.9445 or email Annette@casalarimer.com.
Save the date for the first tailgate party! September 27th 6-8pm at Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill.