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Medical & Legal Advocate Volunteer

Department: SVSS
Location: Addison, IL

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking a Medical & Legal Advocate Volunteer for the YWCA Sexual Violence Support Services Program. This is an unpaid, part-time position working at our Patterson McDaniel Family Center located in Addison, IL at 2055 W. Army Trail Rd. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Medical & Legal Advocate Volunteers are on call to provide 24-hour medical advocacy to hospital emergency rooms, police districts and courthouses. With the survivor’s permission, advocates are expected to stay and provide comfort throughout hospital examinations, evidence collection, police interviews and court appearances. Volunteers must demonstrate a non-judgmental, supportive attitude toward all survivors of sexual assault. Volunteers are permitted to make their own schedule.

Volunteer Advocates will benefit from comprehensive training, experience in crisis counseling, references for future job opportunities and opportunities to interact with veteran advocates and other sister organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Mobile Phone Needed
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required
  • One year service commitment
  • Must complete 50+ hour Crisis Intervention Training
Volunteer Fair

The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will be hosting our 1st Annual Volunteer Fair on November 17, 2018! The event will take place at our Patterson McDaniel Family Center located in Addison, IL at 2055 W. Army Trail Rd. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by clicking this link (http://bit.ly/ywcachicagovolunteer) or by sending an email to volunteerfairpmc2018@ywcachicago.org. 

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