Become a Volunteer
Why Should You Volunteer and How?
Because you will change the life of a child you needs you. You will impact your immediate community. You will connect with and be inspired by others. You will be filled with hope in our collective ability to help one another. CASA/GAL is not your ordinary volunteer experience, but among the most impactful and inspirational. If you are interested in becoming a CASA/GAL volunteer:
What Does A CASA/GAL Volunteer Do?
Maintain a Relationship with the Child
Establish and investigate the child’s situation and needs. Visit the child at least once to twice a month.
Complete Case Reviews
Speak with the child and relevant adults while investigating the child’s situation and needs. Review appropriate records and reports. Observe the child, significant others and child visitations.
Ensure the Best Interest of the Child
Attend all court hearings to see that all relevant facts are presented and attend appropriate interagency meetings regarding the child.
Attend court hearings concerning the child and provide a written report to the court with factual information. Also, participate in case conferences concerning the child.
Follow court hearings or decisions as designated by the court.
Communicate to advocate supervisor, attorney and education team concerning the assigned case. Develop a CASA case plan and review progress and reports.
Becoming a CASA/GAL Volunteer
A 3-minute video that can change lives
A Word from One Of Our Volunteers
I would highly recommend the CASA/GAL pre-service training! It is extremely informative, they walk you through an entire case from start to end, they teach you what your role is and how to get information. You learn the courtroom procedures and the dynamics of 'the system'. You are left feeling confident in your role as a CASA/GAL. The teachers are so nice and make it fun; yet, you learn SO much!"