Currently, CASA for Douglas County advocates for over 400 children in foster care. At any given time in Douglas County, there are up to 1600 children in foster care. Our vision is to provide a CASA Volunteer to each child that needs one. We are in dire need of volunteers within our community to advocate for these children and make a difference in their lives.

No special background or education is required to become a CASA volunteer. We encourage people from all cultures and professions, and of all ethnic and educational backgrounds to volunteer.

Reach out to Martha Alcantara-Sanchez, Community Outreach Specialist at or at (402) 806-7453 if you have any questions.

If you would like more information visit our Contact Form

Advocate Role

Click below for the detailed volunteer description.

Advocate Process

Advocate Training

An advocate completes 30 hours of training and attends 2 court observations prior to being sworn in as a CASA. CASA training is scheduled over a five-week period and includes 3 hours of independent study and 3 hours of training each week. The class schedule provides some flexibility throughout the year. Click here to view the 2024 Training Schedule. 

Continuing Education

CASA Volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education each calendar year. CASA for Douglas County offers a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year.

Click here to view the continuing education calendar.