Volunteers are needed to work with survivors of sexual violence in emergency departments. Volunteers are required to commit to a full year of service, become a certified rape crisis counselor (60 hours of training) and be on-call for at least two 12-hour shifts per month. Opportunities are available for both female and male-identified folks. The volunteer will provide crisis counseling, support, medical/legal advocacy, information and referrals to sexual assault survivors in any of our 14 contracted hospital emergency departments on the North, West, and South sides of Chicago. Volunteers must complete an intensive 60-hour training to serve as a medical advocate volunteer/rape crisis counselor in the state of Illinois. Training sessions are held four times per year.
Please consult our website at www.rapevictimadvocates.org/get-involved/volunteer for more information about upcoming training dates and deadlines for applying to becoming a volunteer.
- Crisis Counseling
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 24 hours per month on-call for 12 months
- 60-hour rape crisis counselor training