The National CASA Volunteer Training Curriculum is designed to give you a solid base of knowledge and skills to begin your volunteer work. At the beginning of the 30-hour training, you will be given a Volunteer Manual that will serve as your guide during training and will continue to be an important resource for you as a CASA. The training includes a number of speakers from the community who will talk about local issues including child welfare, domestic violence, drug and alcohol, poverty, parole and probation, and other important issues. Prior to attending training, CASA applicants, age 21 or older, complete and return the CASA Application and complete an interview, reference check, and criminal background check. Thank you for returning your application one month prior to the beginning of the training.