Become an Early Family Engagement Volunteer with CASA
1 person is interested
CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained volunteer advocate to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest.
Early Family Engagement (EFE) Volunteers focus on ensuring that children remain connected to their families from the earliest stage of a CPS case. This short-term, fast-paced role conducts initial visits and assessments with children, their caregivers, their parents, and other relatives, to represent CASA at the first case hearing.
Volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. EFE Volunteers complete an interview, background checks and a 41.5-hour intensive training program including courtroom observation, and are then sworn into their roles by a judge. CASA is not your typical volunteer opportunity... but we’re not looking for typical volunteers!
We'll work with your schedule.
7600 Chevy Chase DrSte 200Austin, TX 78752
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 10–12 hrs/case over a 7–10 day period, 6 cases per year
- You must be at least 21 years of age and be able to pass extensive reference, Child Protective Services, sex offender registry and criminal background checks before becoming a volunteer advocate. No current foster parents.