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