We’re looking for people with a desire to help abused and neglected children. Becoming a CASA rewards volunteers with one of the most fulfilling experiences available. CASA volunteers are ordinary people, just like you, with an extraordinary desire to help a child find a safe, permanent place to call home.CASA is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens to be appointed officers of the court. The average time commitment is about 10 hours a month.

Four Simple Steps to Becoming a CASA Volunteer:

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Orientation & Application

Attend one of our orientation classes held at our Albany office- no reservation required. Orientations occur on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 12-1:00 pm or call to request a personal appointment. You may bring the application with you to the orientation. Download the application here.

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Interview & information session

All potential volunteers have an interview conducted by a CASA staff member.  They must also be cleared through a criminal background investigation, as well as the Oregon Central Registry for Child Abuse.

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Training

All volunteers must complete a 40-hour training course. As a CASA volunteer, you’ll receive training from professionals in the legal and welfare fields, and you’ll have the complete support of your CASA organization to help you through each case. Once this training is complete, CASA volunteers can take on their first case!

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Advocate

After completing training, you’ll be appointed by a judge to one foster care case involving an abused or neglected child. You’ll gather information to help identify the child’s needs and guide him or her out of the system and into a permanent, safe home. You’ll make recommendations to the judge as well as serve as a communicator between the child and the court. Your involvement will make a direct impact on a child’s life and perhaps for generations to come.

You can make a difference one child at a time. Abused and neglected children in Linn County are waiting for a CASA volunteer – like you!