In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks. That’s where CASA volunteers like the ones we support come in. 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.
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and want to significantly impact the lives of abused or neglected children. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff and an experienced CASA volunteer mentor to help you through each case.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average). Read more about the requirements and role of a CASA volunteer.
Interested in helping children but not ready to commit to becoming a volunteer advocate? Contact us to talk about ways to help us help CASA volunteers!