Our local CASA program offers a volunteer opportunity like no other. As appointed representatives of the court, CASA volunteers are empowered to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.
CASA volunteers in Colorado Springs advocate for approximately 60% of the children in the foster care/court system. Our volunteers are an amazing force for good, but we need more of them. Our vision is that every child who needs a volunteer will have one. With your help, we can reach that goal.
Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs)
- Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program Volunteers
- Specialized Volunteer Opportunities: Life Long Links, The Hanger, CFIT
Become a Volunteer
As a CASA volunteer, you will be able to work with competence. All of our advocate volunteers are thoroughly trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, high conflict domestic relations cases, and the special needs of abused and neglected children.
We welcome volunteers from all cultures, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. We have a particular need for men and minorities.
The goal of the volunteer application and interview is for CASA staff to learn more about you, for you to learn more about the role of CASA volunteers and to determine if this volunteer opportunity is a good match for your interest and skills. An invitation to be interviewed or acceptance into the CASA training program does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Once we have received a completed application we may invite you for an interview. All CASA volunteer candidates must complete a thorough screening and background inspection, must be interviewed by experienced CASA staff, and have four references.
Together, we can stop the cycle of family violence and conflict, not only for this child but for future generations to come. We look forward to meeting you soon. Thank you for giving your time to such a worthy cause. If you have any questions, please call Kelly at 447-9898, ext. 1033
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program:
- Advocacy Training Fall 2016 – Begins Oct 18
- Advocacy Training Fall 2016 (2 weekends) – Begins Dec 2
- Advocacy Training Winter 2017; Flex format – Begins Jan 10
- Advocacy Training Spring 2017 – Begins June 5
- Advocacy Training Summer 2017; (2 weekends) – Begins Aug 4
- Advocacy Training Summer 2017 – Begins Sept 5
- Advocacy Training Fall 2017 – Begins Oct 23
Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program
CASA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religious preference, gender, gender expression, disability, sexual preference, or veteran status. Unfortunately, not every applicant is accepted for our volunteer positions. CASA reserves the right to deny a volunteer position to any applicant without explanation.