CASA volunteers are everyday people – teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, and grandparents – who are committed to making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster care system. They are appointed by judges to guide one child or one set of siblings through the system to safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers research case records and speak to each person involved in a child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. They monitor the progress of the child and family throughout the case and advocate for the child’s current and future needs in court in school, and in agency meetings. Their independent evaluations allow the court to make better informed decisions.
Because CASAs serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know the child and can give each case the sustained, personal attention it deserves.
We invite you to join our family of volunteers and make a difference in a child’s life – and your own.
Become a CASA
You must complete the following to become a CASA volunteer:
1. Attend an Orientation
Join us for a one hour presentation on the role of a CASA. Click here for the dates.
2. Fill out an application
Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form. Please submit your application to Kate Mason, Recruitment and Training Manager, at email@example.com, or at the Voices for Children office.
If typing your application, please download and save the file before filling it out. This will ensure your information is saved into the form.
Kate Mason, our Recruitment and Training Manager, will contact you to schedule an interview.
4. complete Training
Qualified applicants will be invited to attend and complete the 33 hour CASA classroom training. Classroom training is offered three times a year. Go here for the dates.
A CASA Volunteer must:
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Successfully pass screening and background check requirements.
- Successfully complete 33 hours of classroom training provided by Voices for Children.
- Be able to make a 12-18 month minimum commitment to a case.
(An average of 15-20 hours per month)
- Be able to keep information confidential and work within established program guidelines.