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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4275 Old Grand AveGurnee, IL 60031


About

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). For more information about our Volunteer Programs & to apply to volunteer, please follow this link: http://bttr.im/ur47l

Medical Advocates offer emotional support and resources on-site to the survivor and her/his loved ones. You will not provide hands-on medical care and our Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training will equip you with the tools and resources you need for this opportunity.

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 Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention 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 Glover at aglover@zcenter.org or 847-244-1187ext.115 to learn more.

Skills

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

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

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

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