“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: 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)

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

  • Thursday, July 20th from 4-5pm
  • Wednesday, August 9th from 9-10 am
  • Tuesday, August 22nd from noon to 1pm
  • Monday, August 28th from noon to 1pm
  • Wednesday, September 6th from 4-5 pm
  • Tuesday, September 12th from 9-10 am
  • Wednesday, September 20th from noon to 1pm
  • Thursday, September 28th from 9-10 am

Step Two: Submit an Online Application

Fill out this online application as the next step.

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

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.

Upcoming Pre-Service Training Dates

*Please note that the training consists of 24 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 six training sessions, complete the homework, and successfully pass all background checks.


  • Saturday, July 8th, 9am -3:30
  • Monday, July 10, 9- 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 12, 9 -4:30 pm
  • Monday, July 17, 9- 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 19, 9- 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-7:30 pm – Swearing In!


  • Saturday, October 14th, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 17th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Tuesday, October 24th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • *Monday, October 30th, 5:30 pm-9 pm note change due to holiday
  • Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
  • Thursday, November 9th, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm – Swearing In!

Still have questions?

Check out this pre-application packet, which contains a little more information on our screening and training process. Also, please always feel free to contact our Volunteer Recruiter/Trainer, Lacey Dembicki, at (972) 529-2272 ext. 117 or via email.