The new CASA volunteer will attend 30 hours of training sessions, a combination of online and in-person classes. This training will give the volunteer the tools to get the job done. Following that, there is an annual requirement of 12 hours of continued training.
Most CASA volunteers work one case at a time. It is estimated that a volunteer will spend approximately 10 to 15 hours doing research and conducting interviews prior to the first court appearance. After that, the volunteer will spend an average of 5 to 10 hours per month on their case. Volunteers are asked to commit to a child until the legal proceeding is over and the child is able to go home, is adopted or achieves permanency in a safe and stable home.