Child care volunteers needed


Cause Areas


Tue Jan 30, 2018 06:00 PM - Sat Mar 03, 2018 09:00 PM


309 Harrison St.Oak Park, IL 60304


Sarah's Inn offers comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.

Childcare volunteers help watch younger children while their mothers attend support groups, promoting a safe and family-friendly environment. Responsibilities:

  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities and interactions for children.
  • Responsible for children ages 5 and under while children’s mothers are in women’s group; group size varies from week to week.
  • Conduct her/his duties independently in a separate room, without the support a staff member during the group meeting time. (Staff is available for support in the event of emergencies.)
  • Responsible for clean-up of the service area after group.
  • On-going, consistent communication with staff supervisor, including verbal and written reporting of childcare group.
  • If no childcare is needed for group, willingness to perform other critical tasks - such as organizing and sanitizing toys, organizing book shelves, etc.

This volunteer position is on-going, weekly for 6 months. The positions are locations in our Oak Park location, Wednesdays from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. or Thursdays from 4:15 to 6:15 PM or 6:15 to 8:15 PM (or both Thursday shifts if willing). A completed application, two references and an interview is required. All child care volunteers need to complete a 40-hour domestic violence training. The next training class begins Tuesday January 30th and is every Tuesday night from 6-9 pm and Saturday from 9am-4pm thru Saturday March 3rd. Please visit for more details or email Mark Tisdahl at


  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hour training, then 4 hours monthly for 6 month

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