Because the system is not always fair.



It’s important for someone to be there.

Black/African-American children are strongly overrepresented in the Travis County foster care system. 

In a system that often leaves children feeling alone, you could be the person to make a child feel heard and cared for.

We need people like you to make sure kids’ voices are heard—to make sure they’ll have a fair chance at a positive future—by becoming a CASA volunteer. Right now, volunteer recruitment, screening and training is happening online!

We’re not looking for typical volunteers. Could you be one of them?

Share your contact information and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch soon!

Here's how you can take action for kids:

You too can become a CASA Volunteer. 

Our volunteer advocates come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. Learn more on our website, or RSVP for a Zoom Info Session.

Show your support. 

Make a donation. Attend an event. Plan a fundraiser. Find out the many ways in which you can support CASA.

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Share on social media, or refer a friend who might make a great advocate for kids!

Here's how CASA volunteer Candice made a difference

For Sasha, a teen girl in the foster care system, the way in which she styled and kept her hair wasn’t on the forefront of her mind. Sasha didn’t have the money for it, and she had been heavily focused on protecting her younger siblings before and during their time in foster care. This is a regular occurrence with older siblings coming from tough places, a concept known as “parentification.”

As the start of Sasha’s school year was coming up, her CASA volunteer Candice knew she needed a boost of confidence. Being a CASA volunteer is about making crucial recommendations to a judge on what should happen in a child’s life, but sometimes it’s the small moments of advocacy and bringing a sense of normalcy to a child in foster care that matter most.

Candice also knew that starting off Sasha’s year of education on the right foot, with that confidence and self-esteem, would help her in the future.

Candice embarked on a challenging search in the final week before school, looking for a hairdresser in town willing to give a little of their time in a very busy moment of the year. Candice found that hairstylist, and Sasha was ecstatic when she told her about the appointment.

On the day of the appointment, Candice was there to drive Sasha to her hairstylist, and stayed with her for 4 hours while she got her hair braided and watched movies. When Sasha looked in the mirror afterwards, she couldn’t stop smiling.

We’re not looking for typical volunteers. Could you be one of them?

Learn more about volunteering with CASA