Have you ever wondered who becomes a CASA Volunteer? Let us introduce you to this hard-working, marathon running woman who is out to be a positive force in our community.
Say hello to Mechele Knable.
When asked to tell us more about how she decided to become a CASA volunteer the first sentence she responded with was, “I have been a CASA for a little over a year, and it has become one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” Wow!
After feeling bogged down by the negativity she was seeing on social media and on the news she knew that it was time to look for a volunteer opportunity that would enable her to represent a positive force. Her search led her to the YWCA Clark County’s request for CASA volunteers. That was two years ago and she hasn’t looked back. She details how after going through the interview process she knew she had made the right choice because the organization was supportive, inclusive and overall positive – so much so that she described it as, “a place she belongs.” Although the process can feel intimidating the support she receives from her CASA Program Specialist has allowed her the chance to make a difference in a child’s life that really needs her to be there.
Mechele explains, “When I walk through the door and get that big hug from the child I am advocating for, and I stand in front of the commissioner and tell them what my recommendation is for that child, I realize I am making that positive difference in the world that I was hoping for when I decided I wanted to do volunteer work.”
If this inspires you to take action we invite you to join us Monday, June 1st, at 6 PM, for our next virtual Informational Session. You are also welcome to contact our Volunteer Specialist, Cheryl White, at firstname.lastname@example.org.