Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for the best interests of children in foster care who have experienced abuse and neglect. As a CASA Volunteer, you get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in their daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant individuals. CASA Volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge, advocating for the child’s needs while in the foster care system. The CASA Volunteer stands beside the child throughout their journey to provide stability, love, and hope and help guide the child to a safe and permanent home. With your help, we will continue to help change a child’s story.
- Willing to commit at least one year of your time (on average, volunteers spend 10-15 hours a month on their case)
- Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Willing to participate in an in-depth training program
- Able to pass criminal and CPS history background checks
- At least 21 years old
Click on the button below to complete the CASA Volunteer application. The application cannot be saved and must be completed in one sitting. Be sure to press the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the application, as the application will be submitted electronically. You will have the ability to print a copy of the application for your records.
Following review, a member of our staff will contact you regarding the next steps in the application process. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Whether or not you decide to take the first step to become a CASA Volunteer, you can support and spread the word about CASA by nominating someone else you know! If you know someone who you believe has the heart to speak up for children, send us their name and contact information using the form below and we’ll send them information on becoming a CASA Volunteer!