You’re here because you care about helping vulnerable children.
So do we.
What is a CASA?
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs are volunteers of all backgrounds who make a commitment to advocate for the needs of the child or sibling group with whom they are matched.
CASA is not your typical volunteer role.
That’s okay. We’re not looking for typical volunteers.
When we say CASA isn’t your typical volunteer role, we mean it. Volunteering with CASA is next level, and it’s one of the most impactful and empowering experiences you can have.
For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible.
The Five Steps to Becoming a CASA
Complete a CASA application to volunteer in Bernalillo County. You can complete your application before attending an info session, so you are prepared for Step 2.
Tell us more about yourself and share why you’re interested in volunteering. Its our responsibility to make sure the volunteers are here for the right reasons!
Advocate University training will fully prepare you to be successful advocate for a child. Advocate University includes 30 hours of training, an opportunity to observe CASAs in action, and meet a judge.
#4: Meet Your Supervisor
At the end of the training you will be matched with your coach. A NM Kids matter staff member who will work closely with you on the child’s case, offer resources, and support throughout your CASA service.
You’ve completed training classes and assignments and passed the required background checks. You’re ready to advocate! After getting sworn in you’ll be matched with a child or set of siblings!