Each CASA Volunteer must complete a comprehensive training program. We offer several training sessions throughout the year to accommodate our volunteers.
Currently, our training is virtual, although we may return some sessions to in-person at our Worcester office.
Training is conducted by CASA Project Worcester County staff and covers the following topics:
- Roles and Responsibilities of CASA
- Court System
- Department of Children and Families
- Case Building
- Report Writing
- Understanding the Children We Serve
In addition, veteran volunteers participate in a CASA panel, answering questions and describing actual case experiences.
Each volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) is assigned an Advocate Supervisor who provides assistance and guidance throughout the life of the case.
If you would like to attend the training sessions, or if you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to have you!
Ask CASA Virtual Training Series
To continue keeping in contact with our Volunteers, CASA Project Worcester County hosts a monthly “Ask CASA” training. These events include question and answer sessions, meet and greets with staff and local networking partners, and virtual trainings about available resources for the Volunteers and the families we work with. Volunteers that attend and/or view these “Ask CASA” workshops will also gain continuing education hours! CASA Volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year.
To join our future Ask CASA trainings, please email email@example.com for more information!
So far, these have all been virtual trainings and Zoom links are sent prior to each session with a brief overview of the topic and guest speaker(s). If you would like to check out our most recent virtual events, head over to CASA Project Worcester County’s YouTube channel! If you like, subscribe, and turn on post notifications, you can be the first to watch our newest content!