Become a CASA

You can make a difference, one child at a time.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people, just like you, with an extraordinary desire to help a child find a place to call home.

Become an Advocate

Become a CASA volunteer and be rewarded with some of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences you can find. CASA is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed officers of the court. The average time commitment is around 10 hours a month. You don’t have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We’re simply looking for people with a desire to help abused children. 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. 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. Abused and neglected children here in Linn County are waiting for a CASA volunteer.

There are Three Simple Steps to Becoming a CASA Volunteer:

1

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.  Once this training is complete, CASA volunteers can take on their first case!

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Why We Do It


In 2014, 321 children, the victims of child abuse and neglect, were under the jurisdiction of the juvenile dependency court in Linn County. Most of these children were in foster care, many of them far from “home.”  They need a voice; A CASA.

Become a CASA

You can make a difference, one child at a time. CASA volunteers are ordinary people, just like you, with an extraordinary desire to help a child find a place to call home.

Become an Advocate

  Become a CASA volunteer and be rewarded with some of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences you can find. CASA is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed officers of the court.