All classroom training sessions will be held via teleconferencing technology (such as 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, 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.
2021 Training Dates
Fall Training Cycle (virtual training)
Wednesday, October 6, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 13, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22 – tentative courtroom observations
Wednesday, October 20, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 27, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 3, 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!