BE THE DIFFERENCE.
Becoming a CASA Volunteer... 1. 2. 3.
Step 1: Apply
The first step on your journey to becoming a CASA Volunteer is to complete an online application. Once your application is received by the CASA Office, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person meeting. We complete background checks, reference reviews and discuss additional information about your suitability for a volunteer opportunity with CASA.
Step 2: Train
The Athens CASA/GAL Program utilizes the National CASA Association training curriculum. Training cohorts typically meet one night per week over the course of 5 weeks, complete online instruction and activities between sessions, participate in a Learning Lab and observe court hearings. Training topics include child abuse and neglect, legal framework, child development, domestic violence, substance abuse and so much more.
Step 3: Go
Once training is completed, CASA Volunteers are sworn in by the Juvenile Court Judge. All CASA Volunteers complete a readiness assessment with a staff member before being carefully matched with their first case. CASA Volunteers are accompanied with staff or experienced CASA Volunteers on their first few case activities.