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Become a volunteer.

What does a volunteer Advocate do?

Our volunteer Advocates and Mentors champion the cause of foster children, teens, and parents in need.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained to be the "eyes and ears of the court and the voice of the child." CASA's stay by the child's side until the court case is successfully closed. These dedicated volunteers make a lasting impact, providing a consistent and caring presence that research shows significantly improves outcomes in academics, graduation rates, extracurricular participation, and college entrance.

Sign up to attend an Info Session

VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION

Begin your journey to become a volunteer Advocate by attending an info session! Take the first step towards making a meaningful difference in the life of a child, teen, or parent and learn how you can provide the support they deserve.

SIGN UP NOW

VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION

Begin your journey to become a volunteer Advocate by attending an info session! Take the first step towards making a meaningful difference in the life of a child, teen, or parent and learn how you can provide the support they deserve.

SIGN UP NOW

VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION

Begin your journey to become a volunteer Advocate by attending an info session! Take the first step towards making a meaningful difference in the life of a child, teen, or parent and learn how you can provide the support they deserve.

SIGN UP NOW

Five steps to becoming a Volunteer:

1. Info Session

The first step is to attend an Information Session. Email info@casaplacer.org or click here to sign up now.

For information about joining Yuba County's program: click here.

2. Apply

After you have attended an Info Session, you will receive an application via email.

3. Interview

We will review your application and contact you to schedule an in-person interview.

4. Attend Training

Complete our 4-part CASA training, get fingerprinted, and complete your background check.

5. Graduate!

On Graduation Day, you will be sworn in by a judge as an Officer of the Court. Then, You will be matched with a child, youth or family in need!

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Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one years of age.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to keep all client and court information confidential.
  • Willingness and commitment to respect and relate to people from various backgrounds and lifestyles (economic, cultural, educational, philosophical, etc.) in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to transport self to a variety of locations.
  • Ability to deal positively with hostility, anger, and other strong emotions.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity.
  • Ability to gather and accurately record factual information.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgement and have good character.
  • Ability to work independently as required, as well as the ability to accept supervision and direction as needed.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Graduates

 “What I enjoy most about being a CASA, regardless of the case, is that I have the ability to make a small difference in a kid's life, and that positive experience might stay with them a long time.”

CAPC CASA VOLUNTEER