Stand up for an Abused Child… Become a CASA Volunteer!


CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers are regular citizens like you, appointed by the courts, who have been trained to advocate for neglected and abused children in the foster care court system-trained to assure that that the rights and needs of these children are at the forefront of decisions that are being made by judges and lawyers and family members.

For many neglected and abused children their CASA volunteer is the only reliable adult presence in their lives. And that single volunteer can often be enough to break the cycle of violence and neglect- not just for one child, but for generations to come.

Join us until every child in need has a CASA volunteer to look out for their needs. The children are waiting for us. They are waiting for you!

How to Become a Child Advocate

Step 1: Click here for a more detailed description of the role of a CASA and watch our Speak for the Children video.

Still not sure if you are ready? Attend an Information Session to learn more.  Read more About CASA/Prince George’s County.

Step 2:  Complete our online application.

Volunteer Now

If you are unable to complete the online application, contact us at volunteer@pgcasa.org and we will send you a paper application. 

Step 3:  A staff member will contact you for a brief informational interview via phone.  If our volunteer opportunity is a good fit for you, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview. 

Step 4:  A staff member will contact you to schedule an in-person interview.

Step 5:  Attend an upcoming pre-service training and undergo background screening.

Step 6: Accept a case!

We hold Pre-Service Training 4 times per year. Check our Events page for more information about our next training!

Other Ways to Volunteer with CASA

If you do not have the time available to become a CASA child advocate, consider becoming a CASA Champion. CASA Champions can contribute on a fixed schedule or project by project basis. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please see our section on How to Join CASA’s Board. For information on other ways to contribute, see our Support Us page.

Check out the Opportunities!

If you would like to become a CASA volunteer in a different county, chose the link for the program closest to your home: