Volunteers wanted for 24-hour Domestic Violence help line!


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Dec 13, 2016 - Tue Feb 14, 2017

Where

309 Harrison St.Oak Park, IL 60304

About

Sarah's Inn offers a 24-hour crisis line service to victims and families affected by domestic violence. Crisis line volunteer advocates make a difference in victim's lives, offering emotional support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to callers in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures set forth by Sarah's Inn.

This volunteer position requires a 6-month minimum time commitment, with volunteers taking at least two crisis line shifts each month. Crisis line shifts are completed from your home using a call forwarding procedure. Illinois state law mandates that Crisis Line volunteer advocates MUST first complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, which Sarah's Inn offers two times per year. A completed application, two references and an interview is required before you are accepted as a volunteer. Applications and references are due January 27, 2016.

Next training start date for crisis line volunteers will begin on February 14, 2017. Please visit www.sarahsinn.org for more information and to download a volunteer application and reference forms.

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months minimum commitment
  • Must complete 40-hour training

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