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How To Help

If you are interested in finding out about the duties and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer, please contact CASA Case Manager Crystal Gemar at 605-760-1766. Request a copy of the Volunteer Job Description and the Southeast CASA Volunteer application form.

After applying, you will need to submit three or four personal references. At least one of the references must have supervised you at work or in a volunteer capacity.

Then, schedule an interview with the Southeast CASA Case Manager and sign release forms for the required background checks. Call 605-760-1766.

Volunteers must complete the 30-hour training program provided by the Southeast CASA Program and then will be sworn in by the Circuit Court Judge as an official CASA volunteer!

After you are a CASA volunteer, you will complete a monthly Volunteer Time Form to track your volunteer hours. You will also attend at least 10 hours of professional development in-service activities each year.

The Southeast CASA Program now has a lending library! Volunteers may check out a book or DVD on topics such as foster care, at-risk children, poverty, and advocacy. These resources, some of which were purchased with grant funds from the Yankton Area Foundation, may be used for in-service credit. Volunteers must complete at least 10 hours of in-service credit each year. Stop by to see the selection of materials!

  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major Sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • Polaris

    Polaris, Inc. in Vermillion, SD.

  • Wintz & Ray Funeral Home
    Wintz & Ray Funeral Home

    Annual sponsor

  • Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency

  • 1st Bank & Trust
    1st Bank & Trust

    First Bank & Trust in Vermillion, SD