Will you be the voice for a child in foster care?
"My CASA volunteering gives my life MEANING and is also FUN. I can schedule it to suit my calendar. My CASA youth and I jointly choose what to do, so we both have fun. What else am I doing (work, exercise, movie-going, hanging with friends, travel, hiking, biking, cooking, etc.) that could possibly be as meaningful and satisfying as creating an authentic, warm connection with a young person in need of acceptance?" - Monica, current CASA Volunteer
A CASA is an advocate for an abused and neglected child in foster care. In a life full of uncertainty and endless change, you can be one consistent and caring adult. Learn about the power of a CASA volunteer in the video below.
Becoming a CASA is likely to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, full of surprises, challenges, and self-discovery.
My own children are adults, living their own lives. Before CASA, I missed having young people in my life. I missed learning about the latest movie heartthrobs and sports heroes. I missed the wonder and discovery of childhood and growing up. I missed the youthful angst when frustrations seemed (but weren't really) insurmountable. As a CASA volunteer, I stay in touch with my "inner child" as well as have a connection with a young person who has had some bad breaks in life. Happily ever after for both of us. - Mary, CASA volunteer
"Being a CASA is a wonderful, rich experience for a volunteer advocate!" - Gail Nebenzahl, California's 2014 Volunteer of the Year
Are you ready to become a CASA?
Winter CASA Training begins on Tuesday, January 16th. Trainees will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9pm for five consecutive weeks, and be sworn-in on February 20th.
You must be 21 or older to apply.
Pick an info session from the list below that best fits with your schedule.
Info Session Locations:
- Mission Street Offices: 2535 Mission Street
- Bank of the West: 180 Montgomery, 22nd floor