All CASA volunteer applicants are required to complete a written volunteer application, submit the names of three or more references who are not related to them, and undergo an in-person interview with CASA program staff. The interview is used to determine the skills, readiness and suitability of applicants to be CASA volunteers. Samples for all three parts are available below. Also view the resource page “5 Ways to Delight Future Volunteers” for recommendations on engaging potential volunteers.

Download a sample Volunteer Application.

Download a sample Volunteer Reference Form. A new form must be used for each reference.

View example Volunteer Interview Questions.

Volunteer Application Process

All CASA volunteer applicants are required to complete a written volunteer application, submit the names of three or more references who are not related to them, and undergo an in-person interview with CASA program staff. The interview is used to determine the skills, readiness and suitability of applicants to be CASA volunteers. Samples for all three parts are available below. … Read More

The Art of Coaching Guide

The Art of Coaching for Volunteer Retention guidebook is your go-to resource for volunteer retention best practices and tools to help your program become more volunteer centered. The exciting and new approach to case supervision described in the guidebook goes beyond traditional methods and emphasizes coaching, mentoring, supporting and actively cherishing CASA volunteers – all in the effort to fulfill our goal of a CASA … Read More

Texas CASA Guide to Grants

This Guide to Grants (last updated February 2022) provides all the need-to-know information on grants that are administered through Texas CASA: Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC), Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Title IV-E (PSVT), Swalm Endowment, and License Plate Fund (LSP). To make the most of the guide, we recommend primarily using it digitally, as you can browse by clicking on the … Read More

Sample Volunteer Management Procedures

Step-by-step procedures can help CASA volunteer supervisors effectively manage the program’s CASA volunteers. For reference, you can download Voices for Children, Inc. – CASA of Brazos Valley Volunteer Management Procedures. For more information about volunteer policies, please also see the sample volunteer policies and procedures in Texas CASA’s Indicators of Compliance Manual. Volunteer Management Procedures

Sample Volunteer & Stakeholder Surveys

Texas CASA Standard 9.C.1.a. requires CASA/GAL programs to assess their goals, objectives and outcomes; including the degree to which the program identifies and meets the advocacy needs of the children it serves, as assessed through surveys of volunteers, judges and other key stakeholders. Please see the Sample Volunteer Survey and the Sample Judicial & Stakeholder Survey as guides on how to create your own surveys … Read More