Volunteer

Volunteer

Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:

VOLUNTEER!

Applicants are required to complete 32 hours of initial training and 3 hours of court observations. Upon completion of training requirements and thorough background checks, volunteers are sworn in by the District Judge as a Court appointed special advocate – also known as Guardian at litem (GAL). 

2020 – 2021 Advocate training Calendar:

Each trainee will need to attend ALL of the classes for the session (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall) they select. Can’t make everyone of the classes in your session? Make-ups for 1 or 2 classes will be evaluated upon request.

2020-21 Advocate Training Calendar 7-1-20
*Please note all schedules are subject to change in time or format due to COVID-19 Restrictions!

Fall 2020  New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Sept 10th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Sept 14th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 17th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 21st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 24th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 28th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Oct 1st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Oct 3rd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

January 2021 New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Mon Jan 11th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Thurs Jan 14th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
TUES Jan 19th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
SATURDAY Jan 23rd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
Mon Jan 25th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 28th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Feb 1st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Feb 4th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm

March 2021 NEW VOLUNTEER Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Mon March 15th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Thurs March 18th  @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon March 22nd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs March 25th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
SAT March 27th @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
Mon March 29th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs April 1st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon April 5th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm

Summer 2021 NEW VOLUNTEER – FLEX* New Volunteer Training* –
Trainees must attend all sessions for that time period.
*15 hours classroom training and 15 hours homework/online. Homework must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion.
Thurs June 3rd – Orientation from 6 – 7:30pm
Mon June 7th – Classroom session 1 from 6 – 9 pm
Thurs June 10th – Classroom session 2 from 6 – 9 pm
Mon June 14th – Classroom session 3 from 6 – 9 pm
Thurs June 17th – Classroom session 4 from 6 – 9 pm
Mon June 21st – Classroom session 5 from 6 – 9 pm

Fall 2021  New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Sept 9th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Sept 113th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 16th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 20th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 23rd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 27th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 30th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Oct 2nd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

All schedules and/or times are subject to change.
Please call office for more information and to confirm schedule.

For more information about new advocate trainings – contact Rebel Taylor at 325-677-6448 or rebeltaylor@bigcountrycasa.org