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.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 11am
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 3pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 7pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 1st at 11am
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 11am
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 3pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 5th at 11am
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 11am
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 3pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 7pm

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.