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Become A Volunteer

Join us in ensuring that more children are safe and have the opportunity to thrive.

Here’s how:

Find your local program here

Fill out an application.  It will be directed to the right volunteer coordinator. 

Requirements for becoming a CASA

CASA volunteers need to have access to a car and be able to show proof of state-required automobile liability coverage, and must

  • Volunteers undergo a security clearance and are fingerprinted.
  • Provide three references to the local program coordinator.
  • Complete our 32-hour pre-service training program, which includes both in person and online components.
  • Commit to an average of 5-10 hours per month visiting the child and on case activities.
  • Maintain regular contact with the child (visit at least twice a month).
  • Gather information about the child’s circumstances, evaluate the facts independently, and provide recommendations to the court by means of written reports.
  • Maintain and submit monthly documentation of advocacy work, including time spent and contacts made on the case.
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education each year. Utah CASA provides many educational opportunities, including bi-monthly in-service training.
  • Commit to driving as needed to fulfill CASA duties.

A CASA cannot be:

  • Involved in or a party to a dependency court matter.
  • A current foster parent, employed by or volunteering in an agency which could present a conflict of interest.

Participate in at least one interview at your local CASA office.  Depending upon the outcome of the interview, you will be invited to pre-service training.

Please bring these items to your interview:

  1. Copy of your drivers license
  2. Copy of your automobile proof-of-insurance card
  3. Application packet

 

Participate in the pre-service training either with a group or by independent study. Find out more here.

Participate in court observation and be sworn in by a child welfare judge as an officer of the court.

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