Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.


Becoming an Advocate

become an advocate CASA welcomes people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.

To become a CASA advocate, you must be able to:

  • Provide proof of age (21 years old is our minimum age requirement for all advocates)
  • Pass a fingerprint background check
  • Provide a valid CA Drivers License & means of transportation
  • Complete 36 hours of training
  • Attend daytime Courtroom Hearings
  • Maintain monthly contact and reporting to CASA office
  • Fulfill 12 hours continued education each year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 18 months
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all case information

Contact us today for more information on becoming a CASA advocate for a child in need!

Spring 2017 Training

Spring 2017 CASA Training

Orientation will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 6 pm at the United Way Office located at 422 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95354. Orientation is a brief overview of what it means to be a CASA volunteer and the process for applying, interviewing, training, and the responsibilities of our volunteers.  It is an excellent time to ask questions and meet the other potential advocates.

New Advocate training classes are held 3 times per year. The upcoming Spring 2017 training classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm,  at the United Way office in Modesto.


Spring 2017 Training Schedule


Class #1 - Tuesday, 5/9/17

Class #2 - Thursday, 5/11/17

Class #3 - Tuesday, 5/16/17

Class #4 - Thursday, 5/18/17

Class #5 - Tuesday, 5/23/17

Class #6 - Thursday, 5/25/17

Class #7 - Tuesday, 6/6/17

Class #8 - Thursday, 6/8/17

Class #9 - Tuesday, 6/13/17

Class #10 - Thursday, 6/15/17

Class #11 - Tuesday, 6/20/17

Class #12 - Thursday, 6/22/17