Attending an orientation is the first step in our application process. In these one-hour information sessions, prospective volunteers will learn about the commitment and responsibilities required to serve as a CASA volunteer.  Interested attendees are encouraged to submit applications to become volunteers.  Applicants accepted into the program are invited to attend our 30-hour training program.   

Orientations and training are held in our office building at Sobrato Nonprofit Center – Redwood Shores, 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA. 94065. Advanced registration is required. 


Orientations are in English unless otherwise specified.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 ( Noon )

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018

To register for an orientation, please use the online form, call 650-517-1294, or send an email to info@casaofsanmateo.org to register. Thank you!

CASA will hold orientations in the community if your workplace, professional group, congregation, or community organization is interested.


  • Winter Training 2019: January 8 - February 7

  • Spanish Training 2019: March 12

Training will be held two nights a week for a period of five weeks. Graduation and swearing in is held after the 10 classes have been completed.

All training sessions are held from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the CASA office. Trainees must attend each class as well as observe hearings at the Juvenile Court. CASA holds trainings in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter with an additional Spanish training in the Spring.