Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
Steps to Becoming a CASA Volunteer
Step 1: Look to See Which Local CASA Programs are in your Area.
Check out our County Programs page, to choose the location most convenient to you. We are currently located in 26 different counties around Michigan.
Step 2: Contact your Local CASA Program.
Your local program will interview you and ask you to fill out an application.
Step 3: Complete a Background Check.
CASA volunteers undergo a thorough background check to ensure that our children are in good hands. Volunteers cannot have a record of certain criminal offenses, like child abuse, neglect, or any sexual offenses.
Step 4: Complete CASA Training.
Volunteers must complete a training of 30 hours. This training equips our volunteers with knowledge of child abuse, juvenile law, and court structure. CASA training prepares you to be a strong advocate for our children.
Step 5: Take your Oath Before a Judge.
Congratulations! You’ve become a sworn CASA volunteer. Now you are ready to be appointed to a child who desperately needs your help.