BECOME A CHILD ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER

We would love for you to become an Atlanta CASA Volunteer and help a child in need. However, if advocating proves too much, we offer other volunteer opportunities, such as:

                • Advocate Engagement Committee

                • Advocate Recruitment Committee

                • Event Planning

                • Advocate Ambassador Program

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Requirements to become a CASA:

    • Volunteers must be 21 or older.

    • Volunteers need to commit one to two years of service after you have completed training.

    • Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, your own transportation, and be able to travel to surrounding counties if needed.

    • Volunteers need some daytime flexibility to attend court hearings and case related meetings.

    • Volunteers must submit to a criminal & CPS background check.

    • Volunteers complete a rigorous 40-hour pre-service training course.

  • If you are a student, you will need to live in or be near Atlanta during the summer.

Steps to becoming an Atlanta CASA volunteer advocate:

  • Step one: Attend an information session

    Atlanta CASA information sessions give a detailed overview of the role and responsibilities of a Child Advocate. The information session will explain about the services we provide, the advocate role, and the training program. In addition, there will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions. All information sessions are held at the Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center, 395 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30312. CLICK HERE to view our upcoming information session schedule!

  • Step two: Submit an application

    Access to the online application to become an Atlanta CASA volunteer may be obtained here. Once the online application is complete, an Atlanta CASA team member will contact you to schedule an interview.  Please allow at minimum 30 minutes to complete the online application.

  • Step three: Interview

    The application process includes a short personal interview as well as background checks. The interview is for Atlanta CASA to learn more about you but more importantly, for you to make a qualitative decision on becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.