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In-Service Trainings for Volunteers

In-Service Requirements

Each CASA volunteer is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service activities per year. Your hours are counted according to your swearing-in date. For example, if you were sworn in on May 1, 2023, you would need to complete 12 hours of in-service training by May 1, 2024.

Email Reah when you attend a training or complete one of the below options, so your hours are properly counted. If you receive a certificate of completion, please attach that to your email. If you do not have access to email, please call 410-244-1465 to inform us of training attendance.

CASA Baltimore Training Schedule

Please refer to the monthly email newsletters, our Instagram, and our Facebook for up-to-date training event information. Generally, we aim to host a variety of options to meet volunteers' flexibility needs. Email CASA staff with any questions regarding upcoming training events.

  • Roundtable Discussions, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM

    Peer-led by fellow CASA volunteers. This is a space to vent, discuss ongoing challenges, and share or receive advice about casework. Staff is present for procedural questions, but Roundtables are primarily for volunteers to engage with each other.

  • Monthly Lunch and Learns, Saturday afternoons, 12-3 PM

    Watch a foster care-related film and debrief its relation to CASA work.

  • Quarterly Legal Panel

    Featuring legal professionals working in the child welfare field.

  • Quarterly Court Report Writing Refresher Training

    Designed to enhance court reporting skills and comfort with legal writing.

  • Community Partner Trainings

    Trainings led by local nonprofits and/or community organizations on weekday evenings.

Available Training Recordings

Additional In-Service Training Options

  • Solo Lunch and Learn

    Watch one of our Lunch and Learn films on your own. Write a brief reflection (1-2 paragraphs) and email it to Reah for 3 in-service hours. Film options: A Thousand and One (2023), Short Term 12 (2013), Foster (2018)

  • External Media

    Engage with a relevant book, video, podcast, or movie that relates to foster care. Email Reah a description of the resource and a brief reflection (1-2 paragraphs) for 3 in-service hours.

Training Resources from Partner Organizations

Our impact this year has changed our community!

  • Youth Served


  • Hours of Volunteer Service


  • Youth in Foster Care in Baltimore City


  • Youth in Foster Care in Maryland


Our Sponsors

  • atapco
  • Bakery Express
    Bakery Express
  • National CASA
  • Constellation
  • Diane and John
  • DLA Piper
    DLA Piper
  • Duane Morris
    Duane Morris
  • KramonGraham
  • Patricia K. & Mark Joseph - The Shelter Foundation
    Patricia K. & Mark Joseph - The Shelter Foundation
  • Rosenberg
  • T Rowe
    T Rowe