Why Volunteer

CASA Mental Health’s volunteers help bring our vision and mission to life. More than 400 engaged volunteers allow CASA to serve more families, reduce barriers to mental health care access and allocate more resources to fundraising activities.

Our goal is to offer meaningful opportunities so you can make the biggest difference as a volunteer. There are many ways to get involved, regardless of your time or the skills you’d like to share.

As a CASA volunteer, you will make a positive impact in your community. You will be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships.

Because of our volunteers, CASA is able to better support, treat and empower kids, youth and families in Alberta.

Ways to Volunteer

There are two volunteer streams at CASA: the support stream and the clinical stream. Both streams offer unique opportunities for volunteers to make an impact.

Support Stream

Every CASA volunteer begins in the support stream. These volunteers provide meaningful assistance with administrative tasks related to programs, research, donor stewardship, marketing and fundraising events. To volunteer in the support stream, you must complete:

  • An application
  • A volunteer placement interview and orientation
  • The required documents and training

Clinical Stream

Clinical stream volunteers support CASA’s clinical programs and have direct contact with patients and families. These volunteers must be comfortable supervising children. Some education in psychology, nursing or social work is recommended, but not required. Clinical stream volunteers must be at least 18-years-old, actively volunteer in the support stream and complete the following (in addition to the support stream requirements):

  • Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check
  • Child Intervention Record Check

What to Expect

Examples of volunteer opportunities at CASA include:

Program Support

  • Support for CASA’s day programs
  • Childminding support for clinical programs
  • Therapeutic group set-up and facilitation assistance
  • Recreation instruction at CASA House (gym, arts and crafts, makeup application)
  • Management of toys and therapeutic devices

Special Events

  • Casinos
  • CASA Golf Classic
  • Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Hockey Talks 50/50 Raffle
  • Zin on the River
  • Community events
  • Internal events and celebrations

Administrative Opportunities

  • Literature reviews and environmental scans
  • Data entry
  • Video transcription
  • Training manual development
  • Resource review and organization
  • Donor stewardship

Apply to volunteer at CASA

We review volunteer applications on a monthly basis. We will contact applicants at that time to arrange a placement interview and orientation. Thanks for your interest in volunteering at CASA Mental Health!

CASA hosts several signature events throughout the year, in addition to many others organized by community partners. By attending an event or organizing your own, you are helping us double the number of kids we serve.


CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and families are provided timely access to mental health care and empowered to thrive. Learn more about CASA kids, families, staff, donors and programs.

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton distress line at 780-482-4357 for immediate assistance.

Donations Matched

During CASA Mental Health’s spring campaign, donations will be matched up to $7,500 for a limited time only thanks to: 

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week.

For thousands of families across Alberta, every week is Mental Health Week. Support CASA Mental Health and help empower our kids and families thrive.