STEPS TO BECOMING A CASA

STEPS TO BECOMING A CASA VOLUNTEER

  • CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are ordinary citizens, like you, doing extraordinary work. CASA volunteers establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.
  • When a child has an advocate, she is more likely to get needed services — and a permanent, stable home. Are you eager to make a difference in a child’s life? Become a volunteer.
volunteer step 1

DECIDE WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?

CASA Programs are based throughout the state of Colorado and are headquartered in Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Canon City, Colorado Springs, Cortez, Denver, Dillon, Golden, Grand Junction, Greeley, Ft. Collins, Montrose, Pueblo, and Steamboat Springs. Check out our interactive map to contact the program in your area, or contact us here.

volunteer step 2

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PROGRAM.

Your local program will interview you in person and ask you to fill out an application. You will also be asked for 3 references to guarantee that you are a person of character, competence, and reliability.

volunteer step 3

COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK.

CASA volunteers undergo a thorough background check to ensure that our children are in good hands. Volunteers cannot have a record of certain criminal offenses, like child abuse, neglect, or any sexual offenses.

volunteer step 4

COMPLETE THE REQUIRED TRAINING.

All volunteers must complete an initial training of at least 30 hours. This training prepares you to be a strong advocate and covers legally mandated topics. You’ll learn about the dynamics of child abuse and juvenile law and court structure.

volunteer step 5

TAKE YOUR OATH BEFORE THE JUDGE.

That’s it! You’ve become a sworn CASA volunteer. Now you are ready to be appointed to a child who desperately needs your help.