there are 3 steps
2. Pass a background check.
3. Complete a training course.
The course is offered four or more times each year, provides an overview of CASA Volunteer roles and responsibilities, and includes the following topics:
- Child Protection: CASA, the Courts, and the Worcester County Dept. of Children and Families
- Introduction to the needs of the children we serve
- Case building - interviewing and investigation techniques, report writing, and understanding the children we serve
- Panel discussion with experienced CASA Volunteers
Upon completion of the training course, you will receive your first case assignment. A staff case manager will assist you, guide you, and provide any resources you need.
Administrative assistance is provided by the CASA office.
The average time commitment for a CASA Volunteer is 6-8 hours per month. We ask that volunteers commit to the case until it is closed. A typical case lasts 9-15 months.