Take the first step

Join us for an information session to understand what it means to Become a CASA.

Upcoming information sessions

Looking to become a volunteer in New Jersey? Before you can begin your training, you must attend one of our Information Sessions. This class is facilitated by one of our experienced Case Supervisors. Be prepared to spend 45 minutes learning about the history of CASA, the role you will be playing, the requirements of the position, the details of your 30-hour training, and more. This session will help you decide if becoming a CASA Advocate is something you want to pursue.

  • Saturday, October 7th at 11am
  • Wednesday, October 18th at 11am
  • Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm
  • Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 11th at 11am
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 11am
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 3pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 7pm
    • Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 11am
    • Tuesday, Dec. 19th at 7pm
    • Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 11am
    • Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 3pm

    Eligibility to be a CASA

    Your desire to help change a child’s story is the most important quality we look for when we screen prospective volunteers. You must have a valid driver’s license, be at least 21, clear a criminal background check, have computer skills, and be able to communicate orally and in writing. Being a CASA means being flexible in terms of your work and personal schedule. You must be willing to make a two-year commitment to the program and to your foster child. Additionally, CASA volunteers cannot be personally involved with the Division of Child Protective Services.

    CASA for Children of Bergen County provides equal opportunities to all volunteers and volunteer applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.