“Being a CASA Volunteer Advocate means that I can play an active role in helping a child in need.”

– Kim,
CASA Volunteer Advocate since 2004

Become a CASA Advocate

Step One: Submit an Online Application

Applications must be submitted via our online application. We do not accept paper applications or PDF applications.

Step Two: Attend a Volunteer Orientation

CASA of Collin County Volunteer Orientations describe the volunteer program and the process to become a volunteer advocate. You will learn more about the agency, the volunteer role and the training program. All volunteer orientations are held at the CASA of Collin County Office (101 East Davis Street Mckinney, TX 75069). Once you submit an application, our Recruiter/Trainer will email you with upcoming orientation dates. We generally offer orientations two to three times a month.

Step Three: Have an Individual Interview

Applicants need to submit an online application at least 10 days prior to the training cycle you are interested in AND attend one of our pre-interview orientations. Both steps are required BEFORE setting up a personal interview. At the orientation, there will be a sign-up sheet to schedule an in person, pre-training interview. Your interview must be completed at least 4 days prior to the training cycle.

The interviews are conducted at the CASA of Collin County Office and normally take about one hour. Make sure to bring two forms of identification and current car insurance as we need to make a copy.

After the interview you will receive an email notification regarding acceptance into the next training class. Please see below for upcoming training dates.

Upcoming Pre-Service Training Dates

*Please note that the training consists of 26 hours of on-site training at our office, 10 hours of homework, including 2 hours of court observation. To become a CASA, you must attend ALL seven training sessions, complete the homework, and successfully pass all background checks.


  • Saturday, January 27th, 9 am-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 30th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Thursday, February 8th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 5:30-9pm
  • Tuesday, February 20th, 5:30 -9 pm
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 5-7 pm – Swearing In!


  • Saturday, April 28th, 9 am-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 1st, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Tuesday, May 8th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Thursday, May 10th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Tuesday, May 15th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Thursday, May 24th, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm – Swearing In!

Still have questions?

Contact our Volunteer Recruiter/Trainer, Lacey Dembicki, at (972) 529-2272 ext. 117 or via email.