Volunteering with CASA
What do CASA volunteers do?
CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act.
Volunteers build a relationship with the child and talk with everyone in that child’s life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.
Who can be a volunteer?
You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children.
- Be 21 years old
- Be willing to complete necessary background checks, provide references and participate in an interview
- Complete a minimum of 30 hours of pre-service training
- Be available for court appearances, with advance notice
- Be willing to commit to the CASA program until your case is closed
- Be willing and able to commit to 8-10 hours a month to your assigned child’s case.
- Submit the information below- a staff member will follow up once your inquiry is received.
- Interview- Once we have received your application a staff member will contact you to setup a time for us to meet so we can learn more about you and you can ask questions of us.
- Complete a Background Check- After the interview you will be asked to complete background check forms and be fingerprinted at the Highway Patrol.
- Complete pre-service training- Before becoming a CASA you must complete a CASA Staff-led training course.
- Advocate for a foster child!
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please complete the form below to receive more information.