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Become a CASA volunteer

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. The advocates are community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children living in foster care and these children need safe, permanent homes. 

Attending a 45-minute orientation session is the first step to becoming a CASA volunteer. Sessions are held weekly.

 Reserve your seat for an informational session here

To become a CASA volunteer, you must:
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Attend a 45-minute orientation session.
  • Complete a 32-hour training course.
  • Make a one-year commitment to a child.
CASA volunteers are ordinary people, many with full-time jobs of their own. They work with one or two children at a time averaging 10-15 hours per month. No special experience is required. CASA provides thorough training and CASA volunteers work under the direct supervision of CASA staff. Once assigned to a case, CASA volunteers act as a watchdog for the child and become a stable presence in the child's life. The personal attention ensures that the case keeps moving toward a safe, permanent home for the child.

There are other opportunities if you would like to help but feel you cannot make the commitment required of CASA volunteers. Please click here to learn more.

To volunteer outside of East Baton Rouge Parish contact National CASA Association or Louisiana CASA Association .
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