In our classroom sessions, CASA volunteers are given the necessary tools and information needed to become a court appointed advocate. We provide 35 hours of education and training to prepare you to work with children who have been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system. Training topics include CASA roles and responsibilities, bonding and attachment, child abuse and neglect, cultural issues, domestic violence, communicating with children, conflict resolution and more. All classes must be completed before volunteers can graduate and be sworn-in as a CASA advocate.


You are required to attend an orientation meeting before submitting your application (see orientation schedule).


 Click here to fill out a volunteer application




Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9AM – 1PM


Winter 2017

Class Dates: January 10th – February 7th, 2017

Location: CASA Training Center – 7031 NE Halsey St., Portland, OR 97213


Spring 2017

April 11th – May 4th, 2017

Location: Cedar Mill Bible Church – 12208 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229


2016 FLEX CURRICULUM CLASSES (15 hours online & 15 hours in-class training):

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:45 PM


Winter 2017
February 21st – April 4th, 2017

Location: St. Vincent’s Hospital – 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225

East Pavilion Stanley Classrooms.



For training questions, please contact Yuko Spofford, Training Manager, at or (503) 988-4172