Who is CASA? CASA volunteers are people like you. They are teachers, business people, retirees and grandparents. CASA volunteers want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard in an over-burdened child welfare system.
Becoming a CASA volunteer means you are:
- Willing to commit at least one year of your time
- Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Willing to participate in an in-depth training program
- Able to pass criminal and CPS history background checks
- Over age 21
What do CASA volunteers do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in the child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers.
They use the information they gather to report to the court and to advocate for the child’s needs in the foster care system. CASA volunteers commit to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests until the child finds a safe, permanent home.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about being a CASA volunteer.
Ready to Speak Up for a Child Who Needs You?
Use the zip code search to find your local CASA program and send them a request form for more information on becoming a CASA volunteer.