Because of the important and sensitive nature of the work a CASA volunteers does, the job is a significant commitment. When a CASA volunteer is accepted into the program, he or she must agree to one year of service and must be able to volunteer 5-20 hours per month. Each CASA volunteer is asked to work on one to three cases at a time.
Before a volunteer is accepted as a CASA, he or she must complete a written application, a personal interview, consent to a criminal records check, and complete our 30-hour pre-service training program. Once this training is complete, CASA volunteers are assigned to their first case.
Our volunteers are men and women, with a variety of professional and educational experiences. Many work full-time, while others are students or retired. No legal or social service experience is required, but individuals must be at least 21 years of age.
There are many other ways to get involved. CASA of Missoula has numerous opportunities for volunteering in the office, at events, and around the community. To find a volunteer opportunity right for you, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 542-1208.