Volunteer Training Schedule
The CASA Volunteer Training program consists of 8 in-person 3.5-hour classes, an hour of pre-work for each class and 3 hours of courtroom observation (approximately 39 hours total). You must finish all training and observation by the final deadline and all background checks must be completed and cleared in order to be assigned to a case.
Training Cycle Dates & Calendars
*Location will depend on current CDC guidelines at the time of this training.
** Classes 4 & 5 of each cycle will be held in person at the CASA Office
Additional Training Expectations
Pre-Work: There will be approximately an hour of reading, videos and other Pre-Work prior to each of the 8 classes that you are expected to complete in order to fully participate in class.
Courtroom Observation: 3 hours of courtroom observation are required. Until all Travis County CPS court hearings return to in-person format at the courthouse, you will be asked to complete this requirement by watching a series of 6 videos depicting various hearings.
Swearing-In Ceremony: Attend this celebratory ceremony to take your volunteer oath after completing training. Tentative dates are:
- Monday, December 12th, 6:30 pm
- Monday, February 13th
- Thursday, April 20th
- Wednesday, June 14th
- Monday, August 14th
- Thursday, October 19th
- Thursday, December 14th
Confirmed dates and locations will be included in your Swearing In invitation after you complete training.
Continuing Ed: You will be required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education each year that you are an active volunteer. We offer a variety of trainings and activities to help volunteers complete this requirement.