Join us in the movement to reduce and prevent domestic and sexual violence in DeKalb County!
Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by domestic and sexual violence? Become a Safe Passage volunteer!
Volunteers are the heart of Safe Passage
Volunteers help Safe Passage thrive through their invaluable time and talents. Because of the vital role volunteers provide, Safe Passage is able to offer and maintain the quality and amount of services needed to help those affected by domestic and sexual violence. We thank you for your service!
Volunteers are required to complete a 6 month commitment, providing 10 hours weekly on site and two 24-hour Medical On-Call shifts a month. Hotline, PAIP and Legal Program Volunteers must provide 10 hours weekly on site. The Children’s Program Volunteer is required to volunteer on Mondays from 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM and Wednesdays from 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM. As a Medical On-Call Advocate, you will provide emotional support at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Valley West Hospital and police departments in DeKalb County.
Volunteer Positions Available:
Crisis Intervention Training
Volunteers are required to attend our 65 hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training. This training provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to work successfully with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Some topics covered in the training include: the history of the anti rape movement, the cycle of violence, crisis intervention, unique barriers minority populations face, and the effects of domestic and sexual violence on children.
Our next training will begin on January 28, 2020. To view the upcoming training schedule, click here.
Training participants are required to attend all days of training. To view our Training Attendance Policy, click here.
To become a Safe Passage Volunteer, you must:
- Care about the welfare of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims and issues
- Fill out our application
- Pass background check
- Complete our Crisis Intervention Training
If you would like to be more involved in addressing the issue of domestic violence in DeKalb County, but are unable to commit to the requirements at Safe Passage, please consider becoming a Court Watch volunteer! Learn more here.