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 three times per year. A completed application, two references and an interview is required before you are accepted as a volunteer.
Next training start date for crisis line volunteers will begin on May 29th. Trainings are Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm thru Wednesday June 27 in Oak Park. Once 40 hour trained, volunteers can set their schedule and volunteer from anywhere they have phone access and confidentiality. Please visit www.sarahsinn.org for more information and to download a volunteer application and reference forms.
- Crisis Intervention
- Crisis Counseling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 40 hour training, then 2 shifts/month for 6 months
- Must be 40 hour trained.