Requirements of a CASA Volunteer

The CASA program involves many requirements due to the nature of the volunteer work. Even though it seems a daunting list, most requirements are simple and straightforward, requiring little to no effort on the part of the volunteer.

CASA Volunteer requirements are:
  • CASA Volunteers must be 21 years of age
  • Drug screening and criminal background checks are required and performed by our office
  • Hold a valid drivers' license
  • Willing to make an 18 month commitment to the program
  • Successfully complete the initial training of 35 hours which includes 2 hours of observing Court Proceedings
  • Volunteers must complete 12 hours of on-going education/in-service training annually
  • Make necessary time commitments to complete case obligations
  • Confer with the Executive Director and the CASA Supervisor
  • Interview all parties involved with the case
  • Monitor Court proceedings of assigned cases
  • Complete Court reports under the specified time limits
  • Work professionally with the Department of Child Services, CASA Supervisor, and the Court