Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

When you volunteer with CASA of Ventura County, you are investing your time in our foster youth, our community, and ultimately, our future.


  • A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer is a trained community member who becomes a sworn officer of the court by the Juvenile Court Judges to represent the best interests of a court-dependent child. CASAs come from all walks of life, with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. CASAs ensure children involved with dependency or delinquency courts have a voice in their proceedings.

    Requirements: be at least 21 years of age, pass a thorough background check and screening process, and successfully complete a 40 hour training course.

    Click the title of this section to learn how to apply to be a CASA Volunteer.

  • Friends of CASA is a group of volunteers, some of whom are also CASA Volunteers, who organize community events that raise funds to support the organization and increase awareness about the needs of foster children and the role CASA plays. The group meets every first Wednesday of the month in Camarillo. In Friends of CASA, you will not come into contact with children or confidential information (you are a non-office volunteer). You may assist with monthly newsletter, mailings, fundraisings etc., and may work on onetime events.

    Requirements: may be under age 21 (depending on assigned tasks) and must sign a confidentiality form.

    To join Friends of CASA, contact pam@casaofventuracounty.org.
    Click the title of this section to learn more.

  • The Outreach and Communications Committee is a group of volunteers (some CASAs, some non-CASAs) who are dedicated to raising awareness for CASA of Ventura County throughout the county through speaking opportunities and events. We are frequently asked to speak to local service groups, churches, clubs, jury duty, etc., or to host information tables at county-wide community events.

    Requirements: may be under age 21 (depending on assigned tasks) and must sign a confidentiality form.

    To join the Outreach & Communications Committee, contact alexis@casaofventuracounty.org.
    Click the title of this section to learn more.

  • As a CASA Partner, you are investing in our children, our community, and ultimately, our future.
    -$2,500 Annually to support a CASA/Child
    -Sponsor: $2,500 per year
    -Contributor: $209 per month
    -Other Donation Amount

    Click the title of this section to learn more.

  • Non-Advocate Volunteer Level II

    - Comes into contact with children or confidential information
    - Acts as a representative or speaker on behalf of the program
    - On-going engagement with the program
    - Does not carry cases

    Requirements: may be under 21 years of age (depending on assigned tasks) and pass a thorough background check and screening process.

    To learn more about becoming a Non-Advocate Volunteer Level II, contact us at info@casaofventuracounty.org.

  • Non-Advocate Volunteer Level III

    - Does not come into contact with children or confidential information
    - Assist with monthly newsletter, mailings, fundraisers, etc.
    - May work on onetime events

    Requirements: may be under age 21 (depending on assigned tasks) and sign a confidentiality form.

    To learn more about becoming a Non-Advocate Volunteer Level III, contact us at info@casaofventuracounty.org.


CASA of Ventura County Informational Sessions

These are informational presentations about our program and are not a pre-requisite for the training.

2020:

Schedule below is subject to change.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact info@casaofventuracounty.org or call (805) 389-3120. Address will be provided upon registration.
You are welcome to bring your lunch to lunch time Info Sessions, which are in purple font.

Thursday, January 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 -7:30 pm (Oxnard)


Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Camarillo)
Thursday, February 20, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)


Thursday, March 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Monday, March 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Ventura)


Thursday, April 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Moorpark)


Thursday, May 21, 12:00 – 1:00 (Camarillo)
Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Camarillo)


Thursday, June 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Ventura)


Thursday, July 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Thousand Oaks)


Thursday, August 20, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Simi Valley)


Thursday, September 17, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Camarillo)


Thursday, October 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)
Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Thousand Oaks)


Monday, November 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Camarillo)
Thursday, November 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Camarillo)

Contact us to RSVP or for more information:

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Address will be provided upon registration