How to Apply?

If you would like to learn more about becoming an SFCASA volunteer, please join us for a 60 minute information sessions.

(Our  location has a flight of stairs. If this poses a challenge for you, please let us know so we can schedule a meeting off-site.)

Attending an information session is the first step in the application process.

Please RSVP for one of our information sessions. You can also email bethany@sfcasa.org


Winter Training 2015: Begins 1/27/15 with a swearing-in ceremony on 3/12/15

Spring Training 2015: Begins 4/21/15 with a swearing-in ceremony on 6/4/15

Information Sessions for application to Winter and Spring Training Sessions.



Wednesday, 10/1
Monday, 10/6
Wednesday, 10/22
Monday, 10/27


Wednesday, 11/5
Thursday, 11/13
Tuesday, 11/20
Monday, 11/24


Monday, 12/8
Monday, 12/15
Thursday, 12/18



Application Process

    1. Attend a 60-minute information session
    2. Fill out the online application here.
    3. 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.

Advocate Training

SFCASA holds several 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, and an online training on working with transition aged youth.

The  training cycle lasts 7 weeks and consists of a total 48 hours. The first 3 and last 3 classes are mandatory. A volunteer is allowed to make up one missed non-mandatory class during the 7 weeks. 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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