Classroom training sessions are held at the KIDS MATTER offices just north of downtown Milwaukee. The training also consists of at-home online assignments. You’ll need a computer and internet access.
In-person training is 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).
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.
2023 Training Dates
Fall Training Cycle
Wednesday, October 4, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 20 – tentative courtroom observations
Saturday, October 21, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 25, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 1, 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!