How to Apply?

If you would like to learn more about becoming an SFCASA volunteer, please join us at one of our 45 minute information sessions.

Attending an information session is the first step in the application process. Our new Mission location will have a long flight of stairs. If this poses a challenge for you, please let us know so we can schedule an individual meeting off-site.

Upcoming information sessions located at 2535 Mission Street (between 21st and 22nd):

Our next training session will take place in Fall 2014 and run for 7 weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9pm beginning 9/23/14 through our swearing in ceremony on 11/6/14.  Please RSVP for one of our information sessions. You can also email bethany@sfcasa.org.

Application Process

  1. Attend a 45-minute information session
  1. Fill out the online application here.
  1. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule a screening interview.
  • The interview will take place at the SFCASA office with our Manager of Training & Case Supervision, Bethany, and one of our Case Supervisors.
  • After the interview, we will let you know if we are inviting you to join our advocate training program.
  • During training we do a complete criminal background check.
  • Participation in the training program is not a guarantee that you will be sworn in as a CASA. It is a continuation of our screening process.

For more information, please contact bethany@sfcasa.org or call Bethany at 415.398.8001 extension 101.

Volunteer Training

SFCASA holds training cycles each year. Training takes place in the evening; most sessions are from 6-9pm.  Volunteers also attend a Court Panel Presentation and Court Observation at the court house, arrange a community agency visit, and complete an online child abuse mandated reporter training.

The  training cycle lasts 7 weeks and consists of a total 48 hours.

In order to become a CASA, volunteers must complete all 48 hours of training.

The final class takes place at the court house, where volunteers are officially sworn in as CASAs!

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