The foster care system is overwhelmed.
There are around 1,000 children in the foster care system in San Francisco. San Francisco CASA volunteers advocate for and serve an average of 250 foster children each year. Many more youth in foster care are waiting for a volunteer to act as their advocate in court.
For more information about the CASA volunteer role, please visit our San Francisco CASA Information Guide.
How to Apply
Our volunteer advocates are required to make an 18-month commitment, spending an average of 3-5 hours with their case per week.
To become a volunteer advocate you will need to:
- Attend an information session
(PLEASE NOTE: Our location has a flight of stairs. If this poses a challenge, please let us know so we can schedule a meeting off-site.)
- Submit an application online
- Report for in-person screening interview, background check, and reference check
- Receive in-training screening clearance
To learn more about becoming a San Francisco CASA, join us for a 60 minute information session. This is the first step in the application process. Info sessions for the year will be offered on the following dates. They begin at 6:00pm.
* This training is held at Bank of the West located at 180 Montgomery on the 22nd floor from 12-1 pm.
View the Volunteer Handbook for 2015 here.
View the Spring 2015 Training Schedule here.
For more information, please contact Naomi@sfcasa.org or call Naomi at (415) 398-8001 x101