How Do I Become A GAL/CASA Volunteer?

Becoming a GAL/CASA volunteer requires a commitment on your part to serve children.  In order to become a volunteer with the Hamilton County GAL/CASA Program, you must:

  • Complete a 32-hour training course consisting of evenings and weekends.

  • Submit to a criminal records check.

  • Complete 12 hours of continuing eduation each year.

  • Have the time available to make contact with families and children, and to review documentation in order to interview and investigate a case assigned to you.

  • Be able to attend court hearings if required during your case.

  • Be able to travel to homes and facilities.

  • See your case through from start to finish.

The children deserve committed volunteers!


If you wish to become a GAL/CASA volunteer, please contact:


Shelley Haymaker, Director

Hamilton County GAL/CASA Program

1 Hamilton County Square, Suite 364

Noblesville, IN 46060

Tel: (317) 776-0480




Upcoming Training Schedule For New GAL/CASA Volunteers

We are always looking for new volunteers! If you or a friend are interested in becoming a GAL/CASA Volunteer for Hamilton County, please contact us to attend our Fall 2017 training, which we anticipate to begin in the beginning of October 2017.

Please contact our office by late September 2017, so that we can order manuals and other training materials for you. We look forward to meeting you!