CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jill Redmon

CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jill Redmon

“Being part of restoring a family is a great feeling.”

Jill Redmon has been a CASA volunteer for a little over a year. She has been in education for nearly 26 years. She’s currently a middle school media specialist, but prior to that she taught 7th grade English for 4 years and spent 18 years teaching high school English.

Jill first decided to volunteer after hearing CASA staff talk about the program at her school. She said, “I have always had a desire to help children in need and found myself praying about how I could best be used at this stage in my life. I felt like I had more to give, especially now that my own children were out on their own. While listening to the presentation, it was like the light bulb turned on and I knew that this was what I was supposed to do.”

Making a connection with the children is one of Jill’s favorite things about her CASA volunteering. She went on to say, “I love getting to know them and trying to provide them with a safe person to talk to. I also really love the younger children because they are so eager to interact. But the best so far has been seeing parents successfully regain custody of their children and beat whatever issues were holding them back. Being part of restoring a family is a great feeling.”

Jill continues to volunteer because she believes the need is so great in our community. She said, “I have the time, the ability and the resources to give back and try to make a difference.”

“There are lots of ways people can help make a difference,” Jill pointed out. “Maybe they don’t have the ability to be a foster parent, or a CASA, but we all have something to offer our community. You can provide food to the food pantry, volunteer to serve at a community event, donate toys at Christmas time, give to local missions, and the list goes on and on. You just have to find where your gifts are and take a step.”

Thank you, Jill!

In honor of Rose Butler who was a CASA volunteer, and who further supported the mission of CASA as a staff member supervising and mentoring many of our volunteers, we are featuring one CASA volunteer each month who is making a difference in the lives of children in Porter County.

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