Meet Our Volunteers

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life! With more than 370 serving last year, no one story will be the same. Here is just a sample of some of the amazing individuals who work tirelessly to build brighter futures for our children.

Wayne Hamilton

Albert Bigelow Paine once said “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” To Wayne Hamilton, “being an advocate is one of those things that is immortal. It is not only making a lifelong difference in a child’s life today, but has the possibility of impacting future generations.” Read More

Volunteer Emily Bost

Emily Bost

Emily Bost may be small in stature, but she has one of the biggest hearts out there. Spend an hour with her and you will see the love in her heart shine through. Luckily for CASA of Northwest Arkansas, she found room in that heart to speak up for the children who need us the most. Read More

Marius de Waal and Elise de Waal

Elise & Marius de Waal

Believe it or not, it was a bumper sticker that originally inspired Elise de Waal to learn more about CASA. After keeping CASA in the back of her mind for two years, she was ready to begin volunteer training. Luckily for us, she sold her husband Marius on the idea as well. Read More

Becky Richards

According to Becky Richards, she has always been advocating for children. She may not have always been heard, but she was constantly fighting for those who didn’t have a voice. With a career in preschool and special education, Becky knew her advocacy wouldn’t end when she left the public school system and heard of CASA through a colleague who had adopted twins. When she retired, Becky knew just what was next. Read More