WHAT DO CASA VOLUNTEERS DO?
CASA volunteers are ordinary people just like you. They come from all walks of life, just like the children in foster care they help.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer gathers information from everyone involved in a child’s daily life, including members of the child’s family, foster parents, teachers, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons.
Then, they report to a judge to advocate for the child’s best interests.
Ideally, CASA volunteers will work towards reuniting the child with their family of origin whenever safe, and if reunification is not possible, they may recommend placing the child with extended family or family friends.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
If you have the desire to help children and families, click the volunteer button to complete the form and a representative with your local program will reach out to you about next steps.
NOMINATE A CASA VOLUNTEER
Do you know someone who would make a great advocate for a child in foster care? Fill out the nominate form below and let them know about CASA.
Click the nominate button to complete the form and let them know.
Frequently Asked Questions
TO BECOME A CASA VOLUNTEER
Commit 10-15 hours of your time every month for at least 1 year.
Go through a criminal and CPS background check.
Have the desire, patience and heart to work with children and families.
in in-depth training sessions.
Be over 21 years old.
Not quite ready to be a CASA volunteer? Under 21? Many of the local CASA programs have other volunteer opportunities. Contact your local program using the volunteer form to learn more.