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.
      • Participate in an information session to learn about the CASA role.  We offer both an in-person and online option.   Completing the information session is required.  RSVP here.
      • Complete and submit the online application HERE.  (Applications submitted in advance of information session attendance will be held until the information session is completed.)
      • 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!


 Complete Volunteer Application


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