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Volunteers: The Heart of Freedom House

Volunteer Roles

  • Emergency Medical Out-calls
  • Hotline and Shelter Staffing
  • Assisting Child and Adult Support Groups
  • Transporting Clients
  • Participating in Awareness Events

The Process

  • Application should be submitted at least two weeks before the start of class
  • In-person interview at Freedom House
  • Completion of 20-hour online domestic violence course
  • Completion of 10-hour sexual assault online study
  • Completion of 1-hour DCFS mandated reporter online training
  • Attendance at every in-person training class (30 hours)

Training Curriculum

  • Sexual and domestic violence dynamics
  • Crisis intervention techniques
  • Medical and legal advocacy
  • Listening skills
  • Privilege and oppression
  • Offender characteristics
  • Special populations

For more information, contact Amy Brandon, Volunteer Coordinator at 815-872-0087 or abrandon@freedomhouseillinois.com

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Volunteer

Those interested in volunteering may reach the Freedom House Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Brandon, during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at       (815) 872-0087.

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