Become a CASA Advocate

What does a Volunteer do?

CASA volunteers are everyday people – teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home parents, and grandparents – who are committed to making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster care system.

They are appointed by judges to guide one child or one set of siblings and their family during their time in the child welfare system. CASA volunteers research case records and speak to each person involved in a child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. They monitor the progress of the child and family throughout the case and advocate for the child’s current and future needs in court, in school, and in agency meetings. Their independent evaluations allow the court to make better informed decisions.

We invite you to join our family of volunteers and make a difference in a child’s life – and your own.


A CASA Volunteer must:

  • Have compassion to help others.
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Successfully pass screening and background check requirements.
  • Successfully complete initial training provided by the CASA of Freestone and Limestone Counties program.
    (30 hours of initial training (16 in-person classroom hours and approximately 14 online) and courtroom observation.
  • Be able to make a 12-month minimum commitment to a case.
    (An average of 5-8 hours per month)
  • Be able to keep information confidential and work within established program guidelines.
  • Be computer-literate.