The Need for Volunteers in Colorado Springs and Teller County
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.
Local CASA volunteers advocate for more than 1,000 children per year but many are still in need of advocacy. 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 Colorado Springs.
Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs)
- Fostering Futures: Supporting Youth Transitions to Adulthood
- Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program Volunteers
- Specialized Volunteer Opportunities
- Administration/Special Events/Professional Services
Become a Volunteer
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.
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.
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 RoseMary at 447-9898, ext. 1008
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, minorities, and senior citizens.
Become a CASA volunteer and be rewarded with powerful and fulfilling experiences. For additional information contact the Director of Volunteer Services at 447.9898 x1008.
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program:
- Advocacy Training Schedule Flex Winter 2016 – Begins Jan 12
- Advocacy Training Schedule Spring-1 2016 – Begins April 4
- Advocacy Training Schedule Spring-2 2016 – Begins May 31
- Advocacy Training Summer 2016 – Begins Aug 2
- Advocacy Training Fall 2016 – Begins Oct 18
Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program
- Teller County SEPT Fall Training Schedule 2015 – Begins Oct. 1
- SEPT Training Winter Schedule 2016 – Begins Jan. 4
We hold our volunteers in the highest esteem; they are an invaluable asset to every facet of fulfilling CASA’s mission of advocacy for children. They provide passionate, extraordinary service without compromise for what is in a child’s best interest.