Court Appointed Special Advocates are officers of the court and, as such, make assessments and recommendations to the judge regarding the best interest of the child to whom they are appointed. CASA volunteers are compassionate and committed members of the community who want to make a difference in a child’s life. They come from all walks of life, have a variety of backgrounds, are young and old, and are working or retired.
By becoming a CASA volunteer, YOU CAN BE A POWERFUL VOICE IN A CHILD’S LIFE! CASA of the Mid-Shore offers a Pre-Service Training Program to prospective volunteers. The 37-hour training program combines 20 hours of in-person participation with an online curriculum that allows for personal flexibility in completing 17 additional hours of training. All prospective volunteer applicants must be at least 21 years of age, participate in an interview, and undergo background and reference checks.