All Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be at least 21 years of age to begin service.
- Commit to a minimum 18 months of volunteer service.
- Have at least 2 years of licensed driving experience in the U.S. and a U.S.- issued driver license valid in their state of residence.
- Have reliable access to a vehicle.
- Clear a criminal background check.
- Minimum of two years sobriety (if history of Substance Use Disorder or substance abuse).
- Be willing to drive to a variety of locations throughout the county in which you serve (San Diego County or Riverside County).
- Maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
You may be ineligible to volunteer if any of the following apply:
- You work or volunteer for an agency that serves children in foster care or their families.
- You hold an active foster parent license.
- You are in the process of adopting a child through the County of San Diego or County of Riverside.
- You have more than 3 minor moving violations within the past 3 years.
- You've had any major moving violations (DUI conviction, etc.) within the last 4 years.
- You've had involvement with Child Welfare Services, also known as Child Protective Services (CPS).
Please review our full list of frequently asked questions regarding eligibility.
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