Imagine the experience of children who are removed from their homes because the people responsible for protecting them have not. These children find themselves in a world filled with social workers, lawyers, judges and courtrooms where life-altering decisions are made on their behalf.
A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained and committed adult who ensures that each child’s individual needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, care-givers and anyone else involved in the child’s life in order to make independent and informed recommendations to help the judge decide what’s best for the child. CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own.
For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.
If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching volunteer opportunity in Williamson County and want to do something about child abuse, CASA is right for you. Our vision is to see that every child in Williamson County have a safe, permanent home. We hope you decide to join our community of volunteers and help ensure that every child has an adult they can rely on.
To become a CASA means you:
- Are a mature, responsible adult, at least 21 years old
- Care about children and have a real desire to advocate for their best interests
- Can talk to people who are having problems
Minimum requirements to become a CASA:
- Have the time to commit (approximately 10-15 hours monthly, for a minimum of 18 months)
- Complete an application and provide five references
- Provide a copy of a valid drivers license and current auto insurance
- Participate in an in person interview
- Pass FBI Fingerprint background check
- Pass a Department of Family and Protective Services background check
- Be accepted into and successfully complete Pre-Service Training
- Be administered an Oath by a Judge at a Swearing In Ceremony
- Contact our office for the next orientation session to learn about “The Secret Life of a CASA Volunteer”.
- Call us at 512-868-2822 or email our Director of Recruitment and Education.
- Submit your application here.
CASA of Williamson County’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity is an important part of our core values. In order to provide the best quality advocacy for children in our community, we believe that we must be responsive to the needs of everyone who may provide, receive or be affected by our services. To that end, all policies, practices and recommendations are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, physical abilities or national origin.