Online Advocate Training

November, 2021

Volunteer advocates are the backbone of the work that CASA does to advocate for abused and neglected children. Every advocate completes a 30-hour training curriculum before being sworn in. In the training sessions, you will learn everything you need to know to be sworn in as an advocate with CASA. If the above dates and times don’t work for you, please still reach out, as occasionally adjustments can be made.

For more information about joining these training sessions, please fill out the form below or email casemanager@casabp.org.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE!

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE!

An Advocate is the Voice of a Child

CASA of Bradley & Polk Counties is a non-profit that works with local volunteers to make sure the voices of abused and neglected children are heard. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have an unstable home situation. These volunteers speak on behalf of a vulnerable child and represent their best interests in court.

Rewards of Advocacy

  • The opportunity to make a permanent difference in the life of a child
  • Contribute to improving the community you live in
  • Be a trusted player in our local court system
  • Form friendships with like-minded people in your community
  • Never stop learning with CASA’s regular continuing education opportunities

Process of Becoming an Advocate

Each advocate goes through an interview process, must pass a background check, and is trained using a nationally approved curriculum. The training process covers home visit best practices, insights from child welfare professionals, court observation, and much more. Once volunteers have completed their training, they are sworn in by a judge and are appointed by the court to advocate on behalf of children in the community.

Qualifications

  • Complete a 30-hour training program approved by National CASA, including court observation
  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours a year of Continuing Education
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Commit to serving in the CASA role for a minimum of 1 year
  • Have 10-15 hours a month available for volunteering
  • Must be able to pass a background check

“All you need is a heart for children.”

– Shirley Morgan (Advocate since 2017)

Hear from our Advocates

Pamela Wilson
Advocate since 2016

Les Moss
Advocate since 2016

Gerald & Lois Crawford
Advocates since 2017

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?

We would love to hear from you.
casemanager@casabp.org | 423-472-5800 (ext. 1)

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