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 after training, 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