Become a CASA Volunteer
In an overburdened child welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks. That’s where CASA volunteers like you can help make a difference.
Appointed by family court judges, CASA volunteers typically handle one case at a time until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Other people come and go in the child’s life, but their CASA volunteer provides a constant presence the child needs to thrive and move on with their life.
Volunteers start by getting to know everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be their best interest.
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about the well-being of children. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.
You must be at least 21 years of age, pass background checks, complete a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case for at least one year or until the case is closed.