You can make a difference, one child at a time.

There are many ways you can help us achieve our mission of ensuring a safe home for every child in the Cook County foster care system:

Become an volunteer advocate

CASA volunteer advocates are ordinary people, just like you, with an extraordinary desire to help a child find a place to call home. If you can commit about 10 hours each month to advocate on behalf of a child, then you’re ready to become a CASA volunteer. After completing a training course, you’ll be appointed by a judge to one foster care case involving a child or set of siblings dealing with the issues of abuse and neglect. You’ll gather information to help identify the child’s needs and share what you learn to help the judge make the best decisions to guide the child out of the foster care system and into a permanent, safe home.

There are two ways to start the volunteer application process:

Become a general volunteer

We are building our volunteer base with high-energy, committed volunteers who are willing to help plan or staff our events and other fundraising activities, cheer on our Team CASA marthon runners and more.

If this sounds like an engaging way to support CASA and expand your professional network please give us a call at 312-433-4926.


Become a Board Member

If you are interested in becoming a CASA of Cook County board member, please click here to receive an application.