2019 Training Schedule
Monday, July 15th 5-8pm
Wednesday, July 17th 5-8pm
Saturday, July 20th 10am-4pm
Monday, July 22nd 5-8pm
Wednesday, July 24th 5-8pm
Saturday, July 27th 10am-4pm
Monday October 7th 5-8 pm
Wednesday, October 9th 5-8pm
Saturday, October 12th 10am-4pm
Monday, October 14th 5-8pm
Wednesday, October 16th 5-8pm
Saturday, October 19th 10am-4pm
Become a Volunteer in 3 Easy Steps
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers are highly trained community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children going through the court system here in Boulder County, Colorado.
2020 training dates will be posted in the upcoming months.
It is important to note that we can not accept handwritten background checks. This means that you will need to download the fillable background check packet from above, fill it out on your computer or tablet, print and sign the highlighted fields, and then email or mail it to us directly. And finally, if you need financial support to complete your volunteer packet, please fill out our scholarship application.
Step 2) Have an In-Person Interview
Once your CASA Volunteer Application (which includes your online application, background check packet, and $40 application fee) has been received, one of our Program Staff will contact you via email or phone call to schedule and complete an in-person interview. After your in-person interview takes place, our Program Staff will then contact your references that were submitted with your CASA Volunteer Application.
Step 3) Attend a CASA Pre-Service Training
After a successful in-person interview and reference check, you may then be invited to attend our CASA pre-service Training by our Program Staff. At this point, you then switch from a CASA Volunteer Applicant to a CASA Volunteer Trainee. CASA Volunteer Trainees must be able to attend most training sessions, though it is not a problem if a scheduling conflict means you might miss one session. To view our upcoming training schedule, click the view upcoming trainings button below.
Our Upcoming Events & Trainings
+ CASA Pre-Service
+ Helpful Documents
Wellbeing Assessment Video
For Peer Coordinators
Forms & Policies
+ CEU Opportunities
As a CASA, you are required to complete 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per calendar year. CEUs can take many forms. The following are suggestions that could count towards CEUs, if they are relevant to your CASA work:
• CASA In-Services (1 unit per hour)
• Books, Movies, TV Shows
• Research Articles
• Other Educational lectures and trainings (1 unit per hour)
All CEU submissions go through Optima. Please be prepared to write a brief review.
+ Community Resources
Attention Homes https://www.attentionhomes.org
A safe resource for youth in crisis providing shelter, structure, and access to crucial services so that homeless and displaced 12-24 year olds can become stable, independent members of our community and achieve their potential.
Blue Sky Bridge https://www.blueskybridge.org
Child and family advocacy center that provides comprehensive, supportive and professional response to child abuse investigations.
Boulder County Housing and Human Services https://www.bouldercounty.org
BCDHHS is dedicated to a vision of healthy communities that are more self-sufficient, sustainable and resilient. Services include: Health Coverage, Food Assistance, Family and Children Services, Housing, Financial Assistance and Education & Skill Building.
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center https://www.boulderwomenshealth.org
Provides accessible, confidential and comprehensive gynecological and reproductive health care, including sexual health services and education.
Bridge House https://www.boulderbridgehouse.org
Provides basic services like food and shelter to the homeless and working poor. Clients have the opportunity to get hot meals, medical and mental health services, and to meet with a case manager that will assist them with everything from employment services to addiction concerns.
Bright By Three https://www.brightbythree.org
Bright by Three visits with parents and other caregivers and provides a three-step program to make sure their little ones get the best start in life. Best for children under 3.
Children’s Alley at the YWCA https://www.ywcaboulder.org/childrensalley
The only emergency, drop-in childcare facility in Boulder County. Parents can call the afternoon before or the morning of to schedule childcare. Rates are based on a sliding scale.
Children First of the Rockies https://www.ccfor.org
Parent Education Program and SAFE Services Program services are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of children and help families in conflict or crisis improve their quality of life.
Colorado Legal Services https://www.coloradolegalservices.org
Legal counseling and information are provided for low income persons in civil matters regarding public assistance, family law, mental health, restraining orders, pro se (do-it yourself) divorce, etc.
Community Food Share https://www.communityfoodshare.org
Distributes food to those in need: the working poor, the homeless, the unemployed, the physically and mentally disabled, children, seniors and adolescents at risk.
El Comite https://www.elcomitedelongmont.org
Bi-lingual comprehensive case management, advocacy and effective referrals to health, legal, social, basic needs, educational and emergency services.
Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) https://www.efaa.org
Helps those in our community whose immediate need for food, financial assistance with rent or mortgage, utility bills, minor medical or transportation needs and other basic needs.
Inn Between https://www.innbetween.org
Provides a self-sufficiency program that promotes stability for diverse homeless families and individuals.
Intercambio de Comunidades https://www.intercambio.org
Activities for adult immigrants from all over the world to learn English and reduce barriers.
iThrive – Alternatives for Youth https://www.thrivingteens.org
Provides bi-lingual classes for teens with drug/alcohol abuse.
LEVI (Longmont Ending Violence Initiative) https://www.longmontdomesticviolence.org
Aproject designed to enlist the entire community in an effort to reduce and control domestic violence. This is a multi-agency collaborative response to be accomplished through three goals: 1) prevention/education, 2)access and referrals 3) public information.
Mother House https://www.mother-house.org
Provides a safe haven for pregnant women who are at risk.
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) https://www.movingtoendsexualassault.org
24-hour Hotline: 303-443-7300 Offers group therapy for adult survivors of sexual assault, advocacy and support at the hospital following a sexual assault and for survivors who choose to go through the criminal justice process. Medical support and legal support are offered as well.
Rocky Mountain Legal Center https://www.rmlegal.org
Provides free and sliding cost services for civil legal representation and mediation services for low-income families, single parents, and seniors.
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley https://www.safeshelterofstvrain.org
24-hour Crisis Line: 303-771-4422
Provides a comprehensive system of programs and services to address the needs of victims of domestic abuse including emergency shelter, counseling and legal advocacy.
Sister Carmen Community Center https://www.sistercarmen.org
A Family Resource Center providing Nutrition & Healthy Living, Individual & Family Advocacy and Children’s Services programs.
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) https://www.safehousealliance.org
24-hour Crisis Line:303-444-2424 Provides temporary housing, counseling, education, advocacy, and support services for adult survivors of domestic violence their children who are not able to safely remain at home or in the community.
Summer Food Programs https://www.kidsfoodfinder.org
Hunger Free Colorado is a federal nutrition program designed to ensure that children ages 1-18 have access to healthy meals and snacks during summer break.
OUR Center https://www.ourcenter.org
Aid individuals and families in need of food, resources and to develop vital life-long skills to enable self-sufficiency. The OUT Center offers: Temporary family shelter, Housing assistance, Rent assistance, Utilities assistance, Healthcare expense assistance, Local transportation, Local hot meals, Groceries, Clothing, Child care.
Parents Engagement Network https://www.parentengagementnetwork.org
Resources on substance use and abuse in teens working with the community to support parents in raising happy, healthy youth. Includes general information websites along with support groups throughout Boulder County.