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Hospitals Throughout Lake CountyGurnee, IL 60031


Volunteer in Lake County and support survivors of sexual assault! ZCenter is looking for Medical Advocates to support survivors of sexual assault in the emergency room (we serve all hospitals in Lake County).

Medical Advocates offer emotional support and resources on-site to the survivor and her/his loved ones.

Medical Advocates are present with the survivor throughout their time in the hospital. You will be a support before and after the medical exam and will provide resources for survivors, allowing them to be aware of all their options as they make informed decisions.

Our 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training will equip you with the tools and resources you need for this opportunity. Our next training starts February 24th and will be on Saturdays at our Skokie location. Our training covers:

  • History of the Rape Crisis Movement
  • Cultural Competency
  • Components of Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medical, Legal, and Support Line Advocacy
  • Prevention Education & Community Outreach
Our training is interactive and includes role plays and various presentations from professionals within the agency and in the community. You will also interact with current volunteers through our panel, where they share their volunteer experience and answer questions you may have.

ZCenter Medical Advocates respond to hospitals throughout Lake County and the schedule is flexible based upon your availability. Please contact Ashley Dawson at adawson@zcenter.org or 847-244-1187ext.159 to learn more.


  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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