At Fairfax CASA, we are always looking for diverse members of our community who can lend their strengths to vulnerable children as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). Our volunteers are our largest asset, and without them our vision of a world where every abused or neglected child is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home can never come to light.
With an incredible uptick of cases coming to our office, 160 since July 1, we are in desperate need of more volunteers. We will be holding an additional training this spring to train qualified community members and get the children who need our help off the waitlist. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to make an impact in the life of local children. Forty hours of training on a multitude of relevant topics to CASA work is provided and volunteers are supported and supervised by a dedicated staff member. Will you join us in our mission to ensure that every abused child has a voice?
How to Become a CASA:
- Attend an Information Session on Zoom.
Join us for an online presentation to learn about the role and responsibilities of a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children, and how to become one. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend any of the following information sessions.
- Apply to become a CASA.
Once you have attended an information session and feel like this is the right volunteer opportunity for you, complete an application. Be sure to submit your application before March 28th to be considered for our spring training and before May 15th to be considered for our summer training.
- Go through our screening process.
Our staff will conduct a 30–45-minute phone interview as well as a 1.5-2-hour face to face interview. You will also be subject to a background check upon acceptance into the program.
- Complete CASA training.
Spring training will kick off on the second week of April. Training includes discussions on various relevant topics to CASA work, as well as a court observation attended with a current CASA volunteer. This training is also seen as an extension of our screening process to ensure our volunteers are the right people for the job at hand.
Upon completing training, you will be sworn in by a judge in our courthouse and you will start your heroic work as a CASA!