Because every child
deserves a home.


Requirements and Expectations

Each volunteer is required to commit to CASA for a minimum of one year, with an average time allotment of five hours per week for case-work. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds. They include men and women with a variety of professional and educational experience. 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.

CASA advocates come from all demographics; they are civic minded individuals who come together for the unique purpose of working on behalf of New York’s foster children.

CASA-NYC has over 100 active volunteer advocates. Read the story of one advocate here.

How to become a volunteer advocate:

Submit your application online or email for more information or call 212-918-4753 to have an application mailed to your address.

All potential volunteers attend a group interview and information session conducted by a CASA staff member. They must also be cleared through a criminal background investigation, as well as the New York State Central Registry for Child Abuse.

All volunteers must complete a 30-hour training course. Once this training is complete, CASA volunteers are assigned to their first child or young person in care.



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