Local Resources

The following lists can help you plan fun, engaging, and safe activities for your assigned child/youth. Please be mindful of local COVID-19 safety protocols, and read Alaska CASA's COVID policies for volunteers.

 

Anchorage Program Local Resources

Activity Ideas for CASA and Youth

Passes are available for CASA volunteers to take assigned child outings, such as:

  • Museum passes

  • Alaska Zoo passes 

  • H2Oasis passes 

  • Teddy bears and quilts for CASA Children

  • Imaginarium

  • Lake Hood

  • McDonald’s

  • Hockey

  • Go for a walk

  • Neon golf

  • Ice skating

  • Botanical gardens

  • Library

Anchorage CASA Pre-Service Training

If not listed in our events calendar, please contact the Anchorage CASA office for event details on our next pre-service training.

Continuing Education and Community Engagement

Continuing education opportunities are held on the first Tuesday of each month over the lunch hour, with periodic evening sessions as well. Our First Tuesdays are a great avenue for hosting training and providing volunteers with an opportunity to learn, review cases and network with one another. Please remember to RSVP for planning purposes. These sessions are designed to help CASA volunteers on their cases, so please feel free to suggest topics to program staff. 

Fairbanks Program Local Resources

Items available for CASA kids

  • Stuffed animals: Compliments of Karla Taylor-Welch 

  • Quilts: Compliments of Denali Quilters Guild

  • Gift cards: Ask Anne Udry (program coordinator) about gift cards to local eateries, compliments of FACC!

Activity Ideas for CASA and Youth

Some free, kid-friendly things to do in Fairbanks:

  • Playgrounds

  • Library

  • UAF museum passes available to check out

  • Georgeson Gardens

  • Kite flying, berry picking, tennis, soccer, basketball

  • Creamers Field walk

  • Frisbee golf at Birch Hill

  • Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center

  • Arctic Bowl (free for kids under 12 on Sundays)

  • Home Depot’s Kid Workshops: 5-10 years old, first Saturday of month from 9 a.m. to noon

  • Lowes’ Kid Workshops: 5-10 years old, every other Saturday at 10 a.m.

  • Chena Lakes

  • Tanana Lakes

Fun activities with nominal charges:

  • Regal Cinema: $1 kid films at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Big Dipper skating

  • Literacy Council/forget-me-not books

  • Bowling 

  • Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

  • Pioneer Park: Train rides, merry-go-round, mini-golf, Pioneer Air Museum, Riverboat Nenana, Alaska Native Museum

  • Ice cream trip

  • UAF Museum of the North

Continuing Education Opportunities

Most often, monthly trainings are scheduled the second Wednesday of the month, alternating between noon and 5:15 p.m.  

Upcoming Event: CASAs in Cahoots

Day/Time: TBD

Location: Office of Public Advocacy, 2nd floor conference room

Come join your fellow CASA volunteers to staff cases, brainstorm, and support each other in your advocacy. Please RSVP FairbanksCASA@alaska.gov if you plan to attend. 

 
 

Juneau Program Local Resources

Juneau CASA is currently recruiting new volunteers. Please contact us at JuneauCASA@alaska.gov for details on upcoming information meetings and training.

 

Valley (Mat-Su) Program Local Resources

Community Resources