Volunteer

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VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

A few ways you can help:

Work with our Clients & Kids
Answer the Hotline
Work our Resale Shop
Support Special Projects & Events
Volunteer as a Group

Other Volunteer Opportunities

IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (updated 4.25.17):

  • New Position: Hotline Assistant: Every month we receive hundreds of calls from police officers who have responded to a domestic violence call in their community.  We are looking for Hotline Assistants to take those calls and complete the reports used by our advocates to reach out to victims.  Hotline Assistants may also screen incoming hotline calls and either route them to a Hotline worker or answer general questions from callers.
    • Training Required: The next Hotline Assistant training will take place Thursday, September 7, from 6:30 to 8 pm at our Downers Grove location. Required orientation will take place on Thursday, September 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Downers Grove location.
    • Email Volunteer Advocate Katie Peterson to register:  kpeterson@familyshelterservice.net

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The State of Illinois requires that anyone working in direct contact with victims of domestic violence or their confidential information must complete an approved 40-hour training program. Volunteer position which require 40-hour training are noted on each position description.

Click Here for more information on our next training.

Please complete and submit the following forms to kpeterson@familyshelterservice.net

As you go through the process of becoming a volunteer at Family Shelter Service, our Volunteer Coordinator is available to answer questions or help with any aspect of becoming a volunteer:

Katie Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator
630-221-8290, Ext. 9008
kpeterson@familyshelterservice.net

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Volunteers are valuable resources to the agency, our staff and our clients. It is our goal that volunteers will be:

  • trusted and respected as people who make unique contributions;
  • given sound guidance and direction by staff and senior volunteers;
  • provided orientation, training, support, supervision and evaluation.

Violence in the home strikes at the heart of our community – our families. However, with intervention, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic abuse and their children.  We hope you will join the volunteer community at Family Shelter Service as we continue to offer help and hope to those affected by domestic violence.