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Medical Advocate-- for survivors

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested

ZCenter is dedicated to serving survivors of sexual assault/abuse and educating our community. Volunteers have the opportunity to come alongside survivors of sexual assault and support them on their journey toward healing. There are a variety of opportunities, ranging from administrative work and helping with special events to working on our 24/7 Support Line and as a Medical Advocate.

ZCenter provides support to the survivor and their family throughout the medical process. Our medical advocates can be present at the hospital during a survivor’s medical examination any time of day. Our medical advocates provide information and assist survivors in understanding their options. Medical advocates also provide follow up services such as follow-up phone calls and crisis counseling. We are back to providing these services in-person as of November 2021.

Our 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training will equip you with the tools and resources you need for this opportunity. Our next training will be January 2021. 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 Volunteers give their time in a variety of capacities and our Volunteer Coordinator loves helping them find the opportunity that's the best fit! Please contact Sarah Brennan at to learn more.

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About Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center


4275 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal and mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence. Our Vision: To create a community free from sexual violence.


Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center seeks to provide quality, comprehensive, client-centered services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. These services are provided in partnership with the survivor in the spirit of equality, free from judgment or oppression.

We believe that the women, men, and children we serve are entitled to respect, accessible services, privacy, empowerment, and advocacy.

ZCenter’s services are free and are available to all survivors regardless of race, gender, language, ability, sexual orientation, or religion.

ZCenter seeks to be an active presence in the community to speak up in support of and in partnership with all survivors of sexual violence. ZCenter provides services to the community at large and to other professionals and service providers to enhance the understanding of the impact of sexual violence on everyone.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Gurnee, IL 60031



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Social Work


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are required to sign up for four shifts a month; shifts are six hours long. There is a lot of flexibility for volunteers and the shifts they sign up for.

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