Speak up for a child who has been abused or neglected. Become a CASA volunteer today.

Video: Become a CASA Volunteer. Credit: CASA of Travis County

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Step 1: Information Session

Attendance is required before you apply. These are offered monthly, with more frequent sessions as we get close to each application deadline. Check our events page to sign up for an upcoming session.


Step 2: Application

Once you have attended an information session and feel like this is the right volunteer opportunity for you, download the volunteer application. Please download the file first. Then fill out the application completely, save the file to your computer, and email it with a one page autobiography to volunteer@cvcasa.org. You may instead choose to print and mail a hard copy.


Step 3: Screening

Part of the screening process is a 30-minute phone interview and then a 1.5-2 hour in-person panel interview. Because we work with children, we conduct a thorough background check on all of our volunteers initially as well as every four years. The initial fee is $20 which should be paid during your background check group session.


Step 4: Training

We offer 3-4 pre-service training classes each year. Each one meets one evening per week for 7 weeks. Click here to learn more about training start/end dates, topics, and application deadline. We also require at least two courtroom observations. Training is an extension of our screening process.

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Step 5: Induction

After successful completion of steps 1-4, you will be sworn-in by one of our local judges and ready to accept your first case. Our trained staff will be on-hand to assist you every step of the way.

Do you have questions about the volunteer advocate role? 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions or download the Volunteer Advocate Job Description.

Do you want to volunteer in another way?

Read more about other volunteer opportunities with our program.


Questions about volunteering? Contact us:

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