Give a child like Jasmine a voice. A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA Volunteer, is a trained volunteer who advocates on behalf of the best interest of a child in the foster care system. Once you have attended a Snapshot, training begins in the ProKids CASA University. Classes are rotated through the year, including evening sessions.
Take the first step and sign up for a Snapshot. During a one-hour informational session, you will learn more about our mission, the incredible children we serve, and the many ways you can make a difference in a child’s life.
Let us know the date you are interested in when you click "I Want to Help/Sign Up" so that we can register you for the correct Snapshot. 2018 dates include:
- January 10, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- January 25, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
- February 6, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- February 21, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- March 7, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
- March 19, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- April 5, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- April 17, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
A note about our volunteers' time commitment: Most CASA Volunteers find that they spend about two hours a week working on their case. There is no one schedule because every case is different and every CASA Volunteer's schedule is different. Most activities are flexible. This may include things like phone calls and emails to those who are providing services for a child, a school-day appointment with a teacher, an evening visit with a child living with a relative who works during the day or a weekend hour spent doing paperwork. Court hearings are scheduled in court by the magistrate, who always takes the CASA Volunteer's schedule into account.
- Child Welfare
- Crisis Intervention
- Case Work / Management
- Crisis Counseling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- After training, about 2 hours a week
- Continuing education. Visits with children in homes and schools. Always need Spanish speakers.