Currently all classroom training sessions are held via teleconferencing technology (Zoom). The training also consists of at-home online assignments. You’ll need a computer (ideally with a camera) and internet access.
When we can continue in-person training (tentatively scheduled for the fall classes), it will be comprised of four evenings from 6 PM to 9 PM, one Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM, and a weekday morning courtroom observation at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center in Wauwatosa. The training is comprised of at-home online assignments (16 hours) and in-person classroom sessions (18 hours). All in-person classroom training sessions are held at the Kids Matter office near downtown Milwaukee.
Applications are now being accepted for training. Background and reference checks and a personal interview are required for all volunteer applicants. Independent study and/or small group training options are available for volunteers who have conflicts with Saturday training due to work or religious obligations.
2022 Training Dates
Spring Training Cycle
Wednesday, April 13, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 20, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 27, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 11, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fall Training Cycle
Wednesday, October 5, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 12, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 26, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Our minimum requirements are that CASA volunteers are at least 21 years old and be able to:
- Communicate effectively and be objective
- Attend a 34 hour training program
- Commit to 14 hours per month for fifteen months
Our volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. Most of our volunteers work full time and are able to see the child(ren) nights and weekends. What they have in common is a desire to make a difference in a child’s life. Would you like to make that difference? Apply today for an upcoming training!