Volunteer Advocate Requirements

  1. Must be at least 20 years old
  2. Must complete application and provide 4 references other than relatives.
  3. Must participate in a pre-training interview, and pass KBI and DCF background checks.
  4. Must participate in 30 hours of initial training and 6 hours in-service training annually thereafter.
  5. Must observe two court hearings.
  6. Must demonstrate an ability to be objective.
  7. Must respect confidentiality of all parties.
  8. Must be sensitive to issues of cultural diversity.
  9. Must be committed to serving as a CASA volunteer for a minimum of one year.

Volunteer Advocate Time Commitment

Approximately 3 hours per week.

Volunteer Advocate Training

Volunteer training (30 hours) is generally conducted three times a year. However, applications are accepted year round. To be considered for the next training class, please submit your application soon. Space is limited.


To apply to become a volunteer, use the printable or fillable PDF form. Email the form (see link below), or send printed forms to:

Administrative Assistant
Douglas County CASA, Inc.
1009 New Hampshire, Suites A & B
Lawrence, KS 66044

If you have further questions, contact us at (785) 832-5172 or email us at casaadmin@douglascountyks.org

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