As a court-appointed special advocate, volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate in court and in the community for the needs and rights of children in foster care. These volunteers report to the court in the best interest of the child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and professions and have one thing in common: they care about children.
CASA volunteers complete a 30-hour pre-service training. Once they are assigned to a case, they can expect to spend an average of about 6-10 hours a month getting to know the child, gathering information, exploring resources to meet the child’s needs, representing the child in court and writing reports. Volunteers receive ongoing education and support from their local program as well as from the National CASA Association.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average).
- Child Welfare
- Child Development
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 30 hours pre-service training, 5 hours monthly
- 12 hours of ongoing training yearly