CASP’s mission is “to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.”

Volunteers are the core of that supportive community and a welcoming, healthy, and successful experience for our guests.

Getting started …

If you’re considering becoming a volunteer, we invite you to take a look at our sign-up form (here) and see if there are activities that interest you. If you find some (or if you’d like to propose “Others”), fill out the form, and click the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the page. You will then be guided through the rest of the sign-up process. Note: to be covered by CASP’s insurance policy for volunteers, you need to complete all the steps in this process.

If you’ve already submitted the sign-up form but still need to complete the remaining steps:

  • Click here to read and sign off on the Volunteer Guide.
  • Click here to read about background checks.

If you prefer using paper versions of this process, you may download, print, fill out, and mail to the CASP office the sign-up form (available here), the signature page of the Volunteer Guide (available here), and, if needed, your background report (see the Guide for instructions). CASP’s office is located at 44 School Street Extension, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

If you’re already a volunteer …

If you’re involved in public outreach for CASP, please familiarize yourself with a fact sheet (available here) about CASP and the people we serve.

When you do volunteer work for CASP, please help CASP in its grant-seeking efforts by periodically logging your hours and mileage. This can be done:

  • online (here) – in which case we suggest you make a note of the date, so that you will know the starting point for your next data entry
  • by printing a paper copy (available here) and following the instructions on it

Have questions or updates?

If you have questions about volunteering or would like to update your sign-up form, write to