Volunteer Application

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer or an Educational Decision Maker (EDM) volunteer, please complete the application form and press submit.  You will then be invited to come in for an interview to discuss the responses provided on your application form and to discuss whether being a CASA or EDM volunteer is a good fit for you.

 

Enter your first name
Enter your last name
Please enter date of birth as 00/00/0000
Enter e-mail address
Enter phone number
Enter street address
Enter city
Enter state
Enter 5 digit zip code
Please click on the circle of the highest level education you completed
If you are currently a student, please check whether your status
Please select which time of year you are interested in completing CASA's pre-service training.
(We offer daytime trainings in the summer and winter; Evening trainings in the fall and spring.)
Please review CASA's website for a brief overview of what CASA does and what the role of a CASA volunteer is in the court process.
Please provide: name, address, phone # of former employer; dates of employment; type of work; name of supervisor
Provide volunteer experience that involves working with children. Please include description of activity, level of contact with children, special skills required and length of time working with children.
Please provide the name and phone number of the person to notify in case of emergency.
Please attach a one page (1) autobiography. Please include people or experiences that have had a profound influence on your life, along with any goals achieved or hardships overcome.
I affirm that all of the answers provided on my volunteer application are true. I authorize CASA Philadelphia to investigate my background to determine my fitness as a potential volunteer. I understand that the information requested in this application will be used only for the purpose of determining suitability as a CASA/EDM volunteer. I understand that my application will be rejected if I am found to have been convicted of, or have charges pending for, a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose risks to children or the CASA program’s credibility. Further, I understand that after the successful completion of my training, I will be expected to serve a minimum of 18 months in the CASA/EDM Program. I am willing to devote, on average, twelve to fifteen (12-15) hours each month for case duration. Finally, I have a degree of flexibility in my schedule including the capacity to devote time during traditional business hours to my case. I also agree to regularly visit the children, to whom I am assigned, where they live. I am aware of the sensitive and confidential nature of the official documents, reports and other material I will examine in my capacity as a CASA/EDM volunteer. I will discuss these matters only with those person's directly involved in the case or who will be consulted for their professional knowledge and expertise, upon authorization by the CASA/EDM staff. I agree to program supervision and agree to meet program and system deadlines that other paid professionals are asked to meet. I also understand that if for any reason it becomes apparent that my activities are contrary to the policies, goals and/or philosophy of the CASA/EDM program and their desire to provide quality services to abused and neglected children, my services as a CASA/EDM volunteer will be terminated. I submit the statements on this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification on this application can disqualify me from consideration or can result in dismissal at a later time.
Philadelphia County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers shall refrain from posting inappropriate material, links to inappropriate websites, or undesirable comments, references or pictures anywhere on the web where the posting directly or indirectly makes reference to the Philadelphia County CASA/EDM Program or any name meant to refer to the organization. Volunteers found to be in violation of this policy may be sanctioned at the discretion of the Philadelphia County CASA Executive Director. This policy includes public postings to any electronic media including, but not limited to intranet and internet forums, blogs, web logs, photoblogs, online web communities, list serves, internet diaries, instant messaging, text messaging, podcasts, amateur video sites, and all web postings -- such as those in chat rooms, on bulletin boards, websites or web pages. Wikis, public/shared email, online compilations of photographs or videos, and links to any of the foregoing items are also prohibited. "Inappropriate material" shall be defined as postings, depictions or descriptions of illicit substances and/or their paraphernalia, underage drinking; harassing, hostile, false, or confidential information and any other acts that violate local, state, federal, or the Philadelphia County CASA/EDM Program laws, statutes, rules, and regulations. Also prohibited are prejudiced or discriminatory statements against any individuals, businesses, government agencies or groups. Volunteers within the Philadelphia County CASA/EDM Program should avoid creating the impression that the views expressed through any electric or social media outlet are anything more than personal opinions. Postings which directly or indirectly make reference to the Philadelphia County CASA/EDM Program include, but are not limited to, postings which name CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program or any name meant to refer to the organization; photographs or videos which depict the CASA name, logo, or symbols; photographs or videos which display any Philadelphia County CASA/EDM-sponsored activities; postings which link to any local, state, national, international web page referring to CASA; and usernames or email addresses which indicate an affiliation with the Philadelphia County CASA/EDM Program. I have read, understand and will abide by the Philadelphia County CASA/EDM Volunteer Electronic and Social Media Policy; enhancing the credibility of the CASA/EDM role and integrity of my activity as a CASA/EDM.
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