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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 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 his/her 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  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 pre-service training.
      • Attend and successfully complete our 40-hour pre-service training program.
      • Complete a Live Scan and clear Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Sex Offender Registry, Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), and local security checks.
      • Participate in court observation and be sworn in by a dependency court judge as a volunteer officer of the court.
      • Complete a 3-hour “internship” by shadowing one of our children’s court assistants in Shelter Care (the area where children who are awaiting a court hearing spend time).
      • Be 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!