The next volunteer training begins Thursday, October 16, 2014. This training will be a flex learning course that includes approximately 19 hours of class online and 19 hours of in person group training. The course will be three weeks in length and require approximately 5-6 hours each week of online work from home, and six - 3 1/2 to 4 hour classes at the courthouse. Click October_November_2014_Training for the training schedule.
Right now there’s a child in your community who needs your help! You can be the difference, become a CASA Volunteer!
Click CASA_Volunteer_Application.docx to download the volunteer application form, and submit it to the CASA office.
Training is held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden. Click here for a map.
If you would like to become a volunteer and have additional questions please call Sara Karcich at 303-271-6537.
Experience the satisfaction of helping children in need. CASA volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for our community’s most vulnerable children.
Each of them makes a difference – and do so by dedicating just three to four hours each week.
We rely on more than 200 volunteers, but we need many more. There simply are not enough CASA volunteers to go around – only 30% of cases typically are covered.
This matters because studies show that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer have fewer relocation’s in foster placement and end up in safe, permanent homes more quickly than children without CASA volunteers.
Perhaps more importantly, they offer a consistent and caring adult presence in the lives of the children they serve.
Because CASA volunteers are assigned to just one or two cases at a time, they develop meaningful relationships with children in crisis – children who often are overlooked.
Volunteers receive 40 hours of training before they are assigned to a case, which can last up to 18 months. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and pass a background check.