Volunteering

Volunteering Specifics

What is required to be a CASA volunteer?
What time commitment is required?

What is required to be a CASA volunteer?

  • A CASA volunteer must be 21 years of age or older.
  • A CASA volunteer must have an ability to work with children, parents, family members, and professionals using concern, tact, and basic human relations skills.
  • A CASA volunteer must have the ability to respect and relate to people from various backgrounds (economic, cultural, and educational) in a variety of settings.
  • A CASA volunteer spends an average of two to four hours per week on their case.
  • A CASA volunteer must have the ability to gather, and accurately record, factual information and maintain objectivity.
  • A CASA volunteer must keep the SFCASA Case Supervisor informed of case developments.
  • A CASA volunteer must submit monthly logs and a case summary.
  • A CASA volunteer must be aware of case deadlines and timetables.
  • A CASA volunteer must submit court reports on time (three weeks prior to hearing).

 

What time commitment is required?

  • All interested applicants must attend a 45-minute information session.
  • A CASA volunteer completes a 37 hour in-class training program prior to receiving a case assignment.
  • CASA volunteers must complete 12 continuing education training hours each year.
  • CASA volunteers are expected to serve on their case for a minimum 18 months or until a permanent plan has been implemented (whichever comes first).
  • A CASA volunteer spends an average of two to four hours per week on their case.
  • CASA volunteers are expected to attend all court hearings. There are 2 review hearings per calendar year.
  • CASA volunteers are expected to consult regularly with  SFCASA staff concerning your assigned case.

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