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Join us in ensuring that more children are safe and have the opportunity to thrive.  Here’s how:

      • Review the requirements for becoming a CASA volunteer in our Volunteer Position Description.
      • Review the Volunteer Eligibility and Screening FAQs.
      • Attend one of our regularly held information sessions and hear from CASA staff and an experienced CASA volunteer about their experience.  Attending an information session is required.  RSVP here.
      • Complete and submit an application HERE.  Applications must be completed on the computer and submitted electronically to  Please download and save the application to your computer before starting.  Instructions are included on the form.
      • Participate in at least one interview at the CASA office in either Monterey Park or Lancaster.  Depending upon the outcome of the interview, you will be invited to attend a two-hour initial training 101 session.  During the training 101 session, you will learn about the technological requirements for training and complete a live scan.
      • Attend and successfully complete our 40-hour pre-service training program.  The training consists of five in-person sessions and online work in between each class and takes place over a seven-week period.
      • Complete three hours of shelter care shadowing, three hours of court observation, and a 90-minute webinar on documentation.
      • Be sworn in by a dependency court judge as a volunteer officer of the court.
      • Be paired with an advocate supervisor and then matched with a child!


 Download Volunteer Application


For more information, please contact the Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach Department at 323-859-2888 or  You can also find answers to many questions in our frequently asked questions.  We look forward to seeing you at an information session soon!