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Considering CASA?

Considering Becoming an Advocate for a Child in Foster Care?

CASA (“Court Appointed Special Advocate”) Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. In this role, you develop a relationship with the child, learn about their current environment and provide vital feedback to the court.  Your primary role is to advocate for the best interests of the child. CASA volunteers are the one constant in the child’s life, as they experience significant change through their foster care journey. 

If you’d like to learn more before you apply, register for one of our “Coffee with CASA” virtual meetings (below).  In the meeting, current CASA volunteers will give you more information about what it means to be a CASA. Also, take a look at our FAQs page and read our advocate experiences.  If you have any specific questions or one of those times doesn’t work for you, write to us at or call (775) 574-8820

We are so grateful that you are considering this very important role as a CASA to support our community’s most vulnerable children!

If the volunteer role is not quite right for you at this time, you can still help.  Make a donation to the Washoe CASA Foundation.  Change A Child’s Story.

Upcoming Coffee Dates and Times--Register here!

Do you have a friend who, just like you, wants to make a difference in our community?  Refer a friend!  Click below to send us the name and email of someone you know who would make a great CASA Volunteer.  We will contact your friend and encourage them to attend a coffee.  This is a special way for you to help.  We appreciate your efforts!