Training for Volunteer Candidates

Our next Pre-Service Training Session will begin in April 2017.

How do I become a CASA Volunteer?

  • Submit an inquiry to express your interest with the form on the right or submit your Volunteer Application here
  • Be able to provide 3 non-related references
  • Provide a copy of your Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance
  • Participate in an in person interview
  • Be accepted into and successfully complete Pre-Service Training
  • Be administered an Oath by a Judge at a Swearing In Ceremony

What does Pre-Service Training consist of?

  • Pre-Service Training sessions occur 3 times a year (Sessions typically begin in January, June, and September)
  • Blended Curriculum with an online classroom and in person sessions
  • Training occurs over a 6 week period
  • In person sessions are typically held from 6:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Court observation
  • An investment of about 33 hours to complete

What information will be covered in Pre-Service Training?

  • Role of a CASA Volunteer
  • Texas Laws regarding Child Welfare
  • Topics including: mental health, substance abuse, child development, engaging families, definitions of child abuse/neglect
  • Court report writing
  • Policies and Procedures