Your local CASA program offers a volunteer opportunity like no other. CASA volunteers are empowered to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.
Our volunteers are an amazing force for good, but we need more of them. Our vision is that every child who needs a volunteer will have one. With your help, we can reach that goal.
Please use our application form below to apply to be a volunteer.
YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO APPLY
The following application is quite lengthy. There are a total of 4 pages that gather information about you.
After completing all 4 pages and clicking the "Finish" button, you will see a "Finished" page.
If you do not see this page, your information will not get submitted for consideration.
You will also be given the opportunity to view your application. Please take the opportunity to print this out for your records.
Please note that all information submitted on the following application form is encrypted and secure via SSL during transmission. You can verify that this is true by looking in the address bar of your browser and looking for the following Lock icon and the "https:" address.
In order to protect children and provide the court with qualified volunteers, a fingerprint-based national criminal history record investigation will be conducted on every applicant, as well as screening through the Department for Children & Family (DCF) Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry.
The Office of Judicial Administration will submit the applicant's fingerprints to Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) for a Criminal History Record Inquiry. The KBI will provide a report on the applicant's criminal record investigation to the Office of Judicial Administration. Applicants found to have been convicted of, or charges pending for, a felony or misdemeanor involving sex offense, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose risks to children or the CASA program's credibility will not be approved for service. Applicants who do not provide fingerprints for criminal history background checks will not be approved to serve as a CASA.
The applicant's local CASA program will make inquires to the DCF Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry and registries of other states where the applicant has lived in the past five years. If it is found that DCF or a similar agency in another state lists the applicant as the perpetrator of an act of child abuse or neglect the CASA program will generally disallow certification.
All information will be held in strict confidence. Criteria used in the selection of a volunteer will be such as to ensure that the individual is able to meet the responsibilities of a CASA. NO INDIVIDUAL WILL BE REJECTED BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTORY, GENDER, AGE, DISABILITY OR MARITAL STATUS.