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How To Help

Become a CASA volunteer!

Do you have a passion for children and a desire to help a child in need? You may be the perfect person to become a CASA volunteer!


Age 21 or older

Live or work in Yankton County, Clay County, Union County, or Bon Homme County.

Have 8-12 hours a month that you can spend on a child's CASA case.

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 CASA Volunteer application packet. The application form can be downloaded from the "Volunteer Training" page.

Volunteers must complete the 30-hour training program provided by the Southeast CASA Program in order to 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

  • 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