Through the National CASA Association approved pre-service training curriculum, CASA volunteers will gain the necessary training and skills needed to effectively advocate for children involved in the complex child welfare and court system.  Volunteers are also required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of In-Service training each year.  A successful CASA volunteer is mature, stable, open-minded, empathetic, collaborative, and confident. They also have the ability to problem-solve and have strong written and verbal communication skills.