The first step to volunteering with CASA is to attend an Informational Session, which provides a great opportunity to meet with a staff member, learn more about what it means to become a CASA, and ask questions about volunteering.
These meetings are usually an hour long at the CASA office (644 Dunbar Ave. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520) according to the following schedule:
- Tuesday, October 3 at 10am
- Thursday, October 12 at 5:30pm
- Thursday, October 19 at 2pm
- Monday, October 23 at 5:30pm
- Friday, November 3 at 1pm
- Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30pm
- Thursday, November 16 at 5:30pm
- Tuesday, November 21 at 10am
- Tuesday, November 28 at 1pm
- Tuesday, December 5 at 6pm *Zoom
- Thursday, December 14 at 10am *Zoom
- Monday, December 18 at 1pm
- Wednesday, December 27 at 11am
- Thursday, January 11 at 5:30pm
- Friday, January 19 at 10am
- Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30pm
- Monday, January 29 at 2pm
- Thursday, February 8 at 5:30pm
- Thursday, February 15 at 10am
The CASA Volunteer Pre-Service training curriculum is facilitated two to three times per year. The curriculum consists of (30) thirty hours of training, court observation and background screening. Click here to download the next CASA Pre-Service Training Schedule.
For more information about how to get started, e-mail email@example.com
Meet Heather Smith, Pro Bono Legal Counsel for CASA of Hancock County. Heather’s deep roots in the community, combined with her personal experience with CASA in the courtroom, have fueled her passion to support this local CASA program.
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Recruit, train, and support a diverse network of Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers to provide abused and neglected children in our community with quality advocacy in the Hancock County court system and to secure them a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
All are Welcome
CASA of Hancock County pledges to recruit board members, staff and volunteers that are diverse and reflect the population and needs of the children we serve. Opportunities and services are open to all and not restricted based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, veteran status, physical abilities or national origin.