Congratulations! Welcome to the first steps at becoming a CASA! We are so excited to have you as a part of our organization. Below are the forms that are needed to get you started. Please fill out the volunteer application and background check form and return or scan and email the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the forms below and schedule your fingerprints. Then email completed forms to email@example.com.
- When scheduling your fingerprints, please use the organization number: 21682
For volunteers, this pre-service training will equip you with the solid base of knowledge you need to powerfully and compassionately advocate for a child that has been abused or neglected. In addition to gaining an understanding of child protection system and the CASA volunteer role, you will also learn about trauma and resilience, efforts at improving our systems, cultural competence and much more. For facilitators, our facilitation guide and materials will support you in offering the curriculum in a dynamic, energizing and unforgettable way.
Texas CASA created an interactive e-learning course, Online Core Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST), to walk you through everything that happens when a child comes to the attention of CPS. Within the course, there are six modules that take one to two hours each to complete, with a quiz at the end of each module. Participants will receive a brief follow-up survey and will be able to print their grades as proof of completion.