Help improve the lives of foster children in your community by getting involved with CASA.
Become a CASA Volunteer
CASA volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life who do exceptional work. They are trained to advocate for the well-being of Georgia’s children in foster care and are appointed by the court to speak up for a child’s best interests. That’s their sole purpose.
What does a CASA volunteer do?
- Establish a stable, one-on-one relationship with a child in foster care and get to know the child’s unique history
- Gather information from anyone who can shed light on the child’s situation – teachers, foster parents, family members, physicians, etc.
- Help the child plan and develop age appropriate goals
- Ensure the child has access to needed medical, education, career, and housing services
- Attend court proceedings (usually every six months) and make an informed, independent recommendation to the judge about what is in the child’s best interests
- Bring a sense of urgency to the child’s needs and promote safety
- Advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings
Remain involved until the case is permanently resolved to keep the focus on the child
“Children are in need of dreams; children entering juvenile court have no dreams or hope for the future. CASA gives them that hope and helps them to understand that what has happened to them is not their fault; they are not defective or substandard. CASA volunteers are there to help a child rise above it all.”
Five Steps to Make a Difference
The actions of a single person — a CASA volunteer — can mean everything to a child in foster care. A child with a CASA is more likely to get needed services and be placed in a permanent, stable home. CASA volunteers make a difference every day. You can, too. Become a volunteer.
Our volunteers answer your questions
To get a real-world view of volunteering with CASA, check out our Ask A CASA videos. Our volunteers respond to frequently asked questions in their own words, based on their personal experiences as CASA volunteers.
Still have questions?
Find a Program
Georgia CASA currently supports 47 affiliate programs serving 151 counties. To find a program near you, use our Program Directory to search by county or name of the program.
Develop an Affiliate Program
If your county is not being served, learn how you can support developing a CASA program to help the abused and neglected children in your community.
A schedule of upcoming Volunteer Training sessions appears below for affiliate CASA programs that have requested to be listed. If you don’t see a particular program listed, please contact the program directly.
1015 Exum Rd.
Nashville, GA 31639
Monday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays from September 18 – November 13
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays from September 13 – November 1
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
515 Denmark St.
Statesboro, GA 30458
Mondays from August 20 – October 22 OR Thursdays from August 23 – October 25
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center
4309 Memorial Dr.
Decatur, GA 30032
Monday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 23 at 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13 at 6:15 p.m.
Thursdays on October 11, 18, 25, November 8 and 15
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fulton County CASA
Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center
395 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
September 24, October 8 & 22, November 5, December 3 & 17 (Mondays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
September 19, October 3 & 17, November 14 & 28, December 12 (Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
September 11 – October 16 (Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. )
October 11 – November 15 (Thursdays, 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.)
January 5 – February 9, 2019 (Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Children First, Inc.
693 N. Pope St.
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-1922 ext. 4
Tuesday, September 11 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays from September 27 – November 1
Clayton County Juvenile Justice Building/Luvenia Jackson Resource Room
9163 Tara Blvd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Fall: September 5 – October 8 (Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Jackson Training Location:
Life Enrichment Team Building
151 Mimosa Ln.
Jackson, GA 30233
Barnesville Training Location:
101 Commerce Pl., Suite 3
Barnesville, GA 30204
Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. from September 13 – November 1
Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. from September 15 – November 3
February 14, 2019
August 3, 2019