CASA volunteers make a lifelong difference in the life of a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. They are often the one consistent adult in the child’s life. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum two-year commitment to the program to meet the average length of a case and provide consistent advocacy for the child. Volunteers typically dedicate 8 to 12 hours per month, depending on the needs of the case.
When you join our team of trained and dedicated CASA volunteers, you will receive support and coaching from professional staff, develop an in-depth understanding of the dependency system, and network with other CASAs and community partners. If you are a student, your work may also qualify as an internship for your college or university
As an alternative to taking on the full responsibility of a CASA, volunteers may also choose to spend time in a supporting role where the time commitment would be less and the hours more flexible. CASAs in a supporting role would team up with another CASA or staff member to take on specific tasks of a case such as visiting the child.