Volunteer Application and Information
In 2016, over 65 CASA volunteers in Delaware County stood up for 309 children and spent nearly 5,000 hours working on their cases. However, in the past two years, there has been a 40% increase in the number of child abuse and neglect cases being filed in Delaware County. With the increase of children in the welfare system comes the need to provide more advocate volunteers. We currently have more than 450 children waiting for a CASA Volunteer. Take the First Step: (1) Complete a Volunteer Application by clicking below (2) CASA will review the application and initiate a preliminary background check. (3) Most applicants will then be invited to an interview. (4) Following the interview most applicants are invited to training. (5) Trainees complete the 30 hours of training and related requirements.
Online Application and References
The Online Application will ask for three references from non-relatives (preferably previous or current employers). These recommendations might include close friends, previous/current employers, or people for or with whom you have done volunteer work. Your references will be asked to comment on your ability to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate or a Home and School Visitor. These qualitative accounts of your competencies and character traits are important in assessing if this is the right kind of volunteer work for you. As we read your character references, we hope to discover specific descriptions and examples illustrating your potential and desire to make a difference in this community.
Questions – Please contact:
Susan Page, Training and Development Specialist
3412 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie IN 47304
Phone: (765) 747-7875 Fax: (765) 213-1276