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Carey Seigle is CASA’s January Volunteer of the Month. Carey has been a CASA in Stillwater since early 2019 and is currently serving on his second case. Carey is retired four times over, from the Navy, manufacturing, Workforce Oklahoma, and Vo-Tech. He remains an active volunteer in the community.
His volunteer service and a desire to impact more people lead him to CASA. He was volunteering at a nearby prison, helping people in their last months of incarceration to find a job.
“The commonality was most of my students came from broken homes,” Carey said. “I felt like my success rate with the prison was low, but I could maybe help some of those kids before they got into that situation.”
Carey also works with local veterans. He tells many of them about CASA and how meaningful it can be to get involved. He insists that he gets more out of his CASA work than the children he serves.
“Veterans are joiners by nature and want to help,” Carey said. “I stress that we can still serve. We are here for a purpose. We should help other people.”
If you are interested in helping families in your community, there are a number of ways to serve with CASA. Volunteer training cohorts start several times each year, and other volunteer opportunities are available through the Board and committees. If you would like to support CASA through a monetary donation, the website CASAforKids.com has secure online giving options.