Every child HAS a chance – it’s you.®
CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.
What do CASA volunteers do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in his or her daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. You spend a significant amount of time with the child, gaining his or her trust.
CASA volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge, advocating for the child’s needs while in the foster care system. As a volunteer, you commit to represent a child’s best interests until the child reaches a safe, permanent home.
To Become 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
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about being a CASA volunteer.
Ready to Speak Up for a Child Who Needs You?
Locate your local CASA program to learn more about how you can become a CASA volunteer. Enter your zip code or city below.
nominate a casa
Whether or not you decide to take the first step to becoming a CASA volunteer today, you can continue to keep the CASA momentum moving forward in your community by nominating someone else like you! If you know someone who you feel has the heart, strength and compassion to speak up for abused and neglected children, let them know by nominating them today.
To nominate a potential volunteer, visit NominateACASA.org. We’ll send them information on becoming a CASA volunteer and let them know you think so highly of them!