How to Volunteer With CASA of the 16th JDC

Contact our nonprofit organization in the 16th Judicial District of St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes based in New Iberia, LA

Do you have a passion for volunteering? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are specially trained volunteers, appointed by the court to advocate for the abused and/or neglected children in foster care within the 16th Judicial District Court of Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes.

Wondering how to volunteer? Complete and send in your application today, and we'll fill you in on the next steps.

Please note that all volunteers must be at least 21 years old and pass a background check.

What does a volunteer do?

What does a volunteer do?

As an advocate for abused children in the 16th Judicial District of St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes, you'll speak up for a child's best interests for as long as their case is in the court system, which could be up to 18 months. If you're wondering how to volunteer, you'll start by...

Attending a virtual orientation and in-court orientation
Completing 30 hours of training
Courtroom Orientation and Swearing in


Once you become a volunteer, you'll need to...

Complete 12 hours of ongoing training every year
Gather information from everyone in a child's life
Provide documentation when advocating for a child


Contact us today to learn more.