Become an Advocate and Change a Child's Life
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA Volunteer Advocate, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
What Do CASA Advocates Do?
CASA Advocates listen first. Then they act.
Advocates get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life; parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.
Who Can Be an Advocate?
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 35-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average). Read more about the requirements and role of being a CASA Advocate.
Interested in helping children but not ready to commit to becoming a volunteer advocate? Learn about other volunteer opportunities.
Ready to Stand Up for a Child Who Needs You?
Attend CASA 101 & Learn More
The Need for Advocates
Local CASA Advocates work with almost 300 children per year but over 1000 are still waiting for advocacy. Our Advocates are an amazing force for good, but we need more of them. Our vision is that every child who needs an Advocate will have one. With your help, we can reach that goal.
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer Advocate
- Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Kevin O'Connell, and let him know you are interested.
- Attend CASA 101 to learn more about our Advocate Volunteer opportunity and/or schedule your Advocate interview.
- Fill out and submit your Volunteer Advocate Application and Background Check Packet.
- Participate in an Advocate interview.
- Attend training (approximately 35 hours).
- Participate in a "Swearing In" ceremony.
CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
Not in Our Area?
There are CASA programs throughout the United States. Visit www.casaforchildren.org to find a program near you and learn more about National CASA.
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