Become a CASA…The Fall Training Session Begins in September 2023


Who is for the child. . .

Volunteer for Casa for Kids

  • The little girl who doesn’t understand why she can’t live with  Mommy and Daddy like other children.
  • The child who has been neglected or physically or sexually abused.
  • A child in the “system” who has special needs that are not always met.
  • A child who needs a FOREVER home.

If you can say “I am for the child”

please consider volunteering for CASA for Kids of Washington County, PA

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate…
CASAs are community volunteers who are trained to fulfill an important role. CASA volunteers work as fact-finders by developing a relationship with the child, their family and others who are a part of their lives.

Volunteers work as the extra set of “eyes and ears” to provide the court with as much information as possible prior to the judge rendering the best decision regarding the child’s future.

Learn More…

Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer
  • Require no special background or education.
  • Work as a fact finder, an interviewer, and an investigator.
  • Gather pertinent information relative to the child’s case, present written reports to the court and speak in the courtroom on behalf the child’s best interest.
  • Monitor the case to ensure the child’s needs are being met.
  • Are assigned to one case at a time. The average time spent on each case is 5 to 15 hours per month, and varies depending on the number of children in the family and other current issues.
Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Fill out an application form and provide four non-family references.
  • Have an initial interview at the CASA office in Washington, PA.
  • Undergo a background check (Acts 33, 34, & 73 Clearances).
  • Complete a 30 hour pre-service training program (offered in the Fall and Spring each year).
  • Participate in 12 hours of continuing education each year.
  • Have an interest in helping to make a difference in a child’s life.
  • Be willing to commit time to stay with the case until it is resolved.

If you think you might be a match for this volunteer opportunity, apply below. You could make a difference in the life of a Washington County child.

CASA Connection Volunteer
Not everyone feels that becoming a CASA Advocate Volunteer is the right fit for them. CASA for Kids has a variety of other volunteer opportunities that help support the mission of the organization. Volunteers are needed in many areas, such as Special Events, Computers, Fundraising, Clerical Work, and Social Media (see the list below for more details). Becoming a CASA Connection Volunteer is a way for people who want to help in a more behind-the-scenes role or for those who feel they are unable to commit to the time necessary to be a CASA Advocate. These volunteer opportunities are extremely important to the organization by helping CASA for Kids to run more efficiently and effectively.
Become a CASA Connection Volunteer
  • Fill out an application form and provide four non-family references.
  • Be interviewed by a staff member of CASA for Kids.
  • NOTE: Some CASA Connection Volunteer positions require that you undergo a background check (Acts 33, 34, & 73 Clearances) – See more information on the Clearances page.
  • Be on time for shifts/scheduled volunteer duties.
Benefits of Being a Volunteer
  • All volunteers will receive regular updates regarding upcoming CASA events and activities.
  • All volunteers are invited to join in monthly training sessions geared towards helping our child advocates fulfill their annual training requirements and giving them more skills to better advocate for their CASA child. These sessions, however, typically focus on services available in our community that will enrich the personal knowledge of our volunteers as well as give them a knowledge of services available in our community.
  • An invitation to an annual volunteer recognition event for all volunteers giving more than 20 hours of service per year.
CASA Connection Volunteer Positions
  • Coordinate mailings and special event invitations. Assist with set up, clean up, general duties at the event, etc.
  • Computer Specialist: Duties may vary depending upon each volunteer’s skill level, interests, and time availability. If a volunteer is chosen to do data input, additional clearances may be required.
  • Assist with general office duties, such as filing, answering phones, updating databases and Excel spreadsheets in the office.
  • Fundraising: Assist with finding new sources of support for our program.
  • Training Resource Coordinator: Assist with locating training opportunities.
  • CASA Liaison: Assist with making community connections.