BECOME A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE TODAY!
CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive. Focused exclusively upon the child’s best interest, a CASA volunteer provides individualized one-on-one advocacy.
Online "Flex" Training- This 5-week training course is predominantly done on your own from home in an online “classroom" that allows for interaction between all of the participants. The weekly assignment takes anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete. While the training is predominately done online and completed at your convenience over the 5-week period, volunteer applicants will meet in-person with CASA staff once each week to dive deeper into what they've learned. At the completion of the training, volunteers will be sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by the judge and will be ready to be appointed their first case. It is then that they can begin advocating for abused and neglected children in our community.
One-On-One Training - You work through the curriculum directly with our CASA staff on a schedule that fits your availability. This method is typically a 10-week course.
Independent Study - You work through the assigned curriculum on your own and report to our CASA staff, who will answer your questions and guide you through the study. This method is typically a 10-week course.
Volunteers are required to complete comprehensive training before being sworn-in as Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA of Kay & Noble Counties offers many different training methods for your convenience.