What will I learn about in CASA’s Volunteer Training classes?
You will learn about topics like; Trauma, Resilience, Mental Health, Poverty, Substance Use, Domestic Violence, Cultural Competence, Communication Skills and more.
How many cases on average does a volunteer advocate carry at one time?
Most of our volunteer advocates carry only one case at a time allowing them to focus on the needs for one family at a time.
What is the time commitment like for a CASA Volunteer?
CASA Volunteers commit to spending an average of 15 hours per month for the duration of the case.
What are the requirements to become a volunteer advocate?
Volunteers must be 21 years of age and pass all background screenings and reference checks. All applicants must complete an application, personal interview, and complete all training requirements. Individuals should have some computer skills including email and Microsoft Word.
Where do the children live?
Many of the children served by our agency are placed outside of their home. Additionally, children from this area that are placed in foster homes may be placed throughout the state of Kansas.
How long is the volunteer training?
CASA Volunteer Training consists of approximately 30 hours. Courses run four times each year, one night a week over 8 weeks. Individuals must attend all sessions to complete the course.