CASA volunteers are everyday people – teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, and grandparents – who are committed to making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks of an overburdened foster care system. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to help ensure that every child in foster care is moved to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers research case records and interview each person involved in a child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. They monitor the progress of the child and family and advocate for the child’s current and future needs in court, in school, and in agency meetings. CASA’s independent evaluations allow the court to make better informed decisions.
Because CASA volunteers serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know an individual child or sibling group. They provide sustained, personal attention to every child – just as every child deserves.
We invite you to join our family of volunteers and make a difference in a child’s life – and your own.
View our calendar for training dates.
A CASA Volunteer must:
- Be able to commit at least 12 months of your time
(Average 10-15 hours per month)
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Successfully pass screening, background checks and fingerprint requirements prior to training.
- Successfully complete initial 5-week training session provided by the CASA of Central Texas, Inc. program.
(44 hours of initial training including weekly classroom sessions, homework and 6 hours of court observation)
- Complete 12 hours of continuing education per year.
- Be able to keep information confidential and work within established program guidelines.
Ready to become a CASA Volunteer?
CASA is requesting that applications be turned in two weeks before their preferred training date in order to allow for applicants to complete fingerprinting and a pre-training interview.
Please use the following link to complete our secure online application. In the application you will be asked to provide 5 references with email addresses, and provide your driver’s license number for the mandatory background check. Please have these with you before you begin the application. You must complete the application in a single session; you will not be able to save and return to it later.
Although we provides way for you to print both a blank and your completed application, we will not accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted electronically.
Our Training Coordinator Samantha Mundine Coleman will follow up with you after your application has been reviewed. We look forward to getting to know you better!
Complete the application here: https://tx-central.evintosolutions.com/volunteerapplication