Our training series for new advocates will be offered four times during 2019. In order to accommodate the most individuals, the sessions rotate between evening and day, and trainings will be offered at both Media and West Chester offices.

Each of the following training sessions is required.  If you cannot attend portions of the training, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • In addition to the dates below, the training requires several hours of court observation, which must be completed on a Monday or Tuesday morning (9am-12 noon). You will be provided with several dates from which to select.
  • Each class also includes several hours of reading/homework that must be completed in advance of the next training.
  • Participants are permitted only one absence, to be made up in take-home independent study.

*Please note that completion of training does not guarantee acceptance as a CASA volunteer.

March 2019 (Media Office)


The CASA Volunteer Role: Tuesday, March 5, 10am to 1pm


The Well-Being of a Child: Wednesday, March 6, 10am to 1pm 


Trauma, Resilience & Communication Skills: Thursday, March 7, 10am to 1pm 


Mental Health, Poverty & Professional Communication: Tuesday, March 19, 10am to 1pm  


Substance Abuse & Cultural Competence: Wednesday, March 20, 10am to 1pm  


Domestic Violence & Cultural Competence: Thursday, March 21, 10am to 1pm 


Educational Advocacy, Older Youth, Court Report Writing, Optima Database, Volunteer Panel, and Wrap Up: Saturday, March 23, 9am to 4pm


Snow Dates if needed: 3/25/19, 4/1/19, 4/2/19

 

June 2019 (West Chester Office)


The CASA Volunteer Role: Tuesday, June 11, 6pm to 9pm 


The Well-Being of a Child: Wednesday, June 12, 6pm to 9pm 


Trauma, Resilience & Communication Skills: Thursday, June 13, 6pm to 9pm


Mental Health, Poverty & Professional Communication: Tuesday, June 25, 6pm to 9pm


Substance Abuse & Cultural Competence: Wednesday, June 26, 6pm to 9pm 


Domestic Violence & Cultural Competence: Thursday, June 27, 6pm to 9pm 


Educational Advocacy, Older Youth, Court Report Writing, Optima Database, Volunteer Panel, and Wrap Up: Saturday, June 29, 9am to 4pm 


 

September 2019 (Media Office)


The CASA Volunteer Role: Wednesday, September 4, 10am to 1pm 


The Well-Being of a Child: Thursday, September 5, 10am to 1pm


Trauma, Resilience & Communication Skills: Friday, September 6, 10am to 1pm


Mental Health, Poverty & Professional Communication: Wednesday, September 18, 10am to 1pm


Substance Abuse & Cultural Competence: Thursday, September 19, 10am to 1pm


Domestic Violence & Cultural Competence: Friday, September 20, 10am to 1pm


Educational Advocacy, Older Youth, Court Report Writing, Optima Database, Volunteer Panel, and Wrap Up: Saturday, September 21, 9am to 4pm

 

November 2019 (Media Office)


The CASA Volunteer Role: Tuesday, November 5, 6pm to 9pm


 The Well-Being of a Child: Wednesday, November 6, 6pm to 9pm


Trauma, Resilience & Communication Skills: Thursday, November 7, 6pm to 9pm


Mental Health, Poverty & Professional Communication: Tuesday, November 19, 6pm to 9pm


Substance Abuse & Cultural Competence: Wednesday, November 20, 6pm to 9pm


Domestic Violence & Cultural Competence: Thursday, November 21, 6pm to 9pm


Educational Advocacy, Older Youth, Court Report Writing, Optima Database, Volunteer Panel, and Wrap Up: Saturday, November 23, 9am to 4pm

 

Our Volunteers

Learn what it's like to be a CASA volunteer champion from some of your Delaware Valley neighbors and consider filling out an application. You can download a PDF application, but we strongly encourage you to apply online.

Apply Online