what do casa Volunteers do?

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 in order 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.

CASA volunteers, like the children they help, come from all walks of life.

TO BECOME A CASA VOLUNTEER

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Commit 10-15 hours of your time every month for at least 1 year.
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Go through a criminal and CPS background check.
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Have the desire, patience and heart to work with children and families.
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Participate in in-depth training sessions.
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Be over age 21

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 below to learn more.

If you have the desire and strength to help children and families, complete the form below and a representative with your local program will reach out to you about next steps.
Sign Up to Volunteer

Do you know someone who has a great heart and would like to volunteer for kids in the child protection system? Consider nominating them to become a CASA. We are looking for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers from all walks of life who want to be a voice for children. We need volunteers with strength, compassion and determination.

If you know someone who can make a difference in a child’s life, fill out the Nominate form below and let them know about CASA.

NOMINATE A CASA