FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQs
How much time does it take to be a CASA Volunteer?
All volunteers must complete a 30-hours pre-service training. The time commitment to a case varies depending upon the stage of the case. Volunteers sometimes say that there is a great amount of work in the beginning of the case, when they are conducting their initial research. On average, you can expect to spend approximately 10 hours per month on a case.
What does it mean to become a CASA Volunteer?
Becoming a CASA volunteer is an investment of time, energy, and heart. Many volunteers have said of the children they have worked with, "It wasn't about what I gave them, it was what they showed me."
Do I need to make a long-term commitment to the program?
Most CASA/GAL programs require that a volunteer commit to serve for at least one year, however, you are asked to dedicate yourself to a case until it is closed. The average case lasts about a year and a half.
What sort of support will I receive?
You will be supported by your Region's home office every step of the way. You will have opportunities for continuing education and have access to online resources provided by the National CASA Association including a resource library.
How are CASA/GAL volunteers assigned to cases?
Judges typically assign CASA/GA: volunteers to the most difficult and complex cases involving physical or sexual abuse and neglect.