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Rape Crisis Hotline Volunteer

Department: SVSS
Location: Chicago, IL

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking a Rape Crisis Hotline Volunteer  for the YWCA Sexual Violence Support Services Program located at our RISE Center facility at 820 W. Jackson in Chicago. This is an unpaid, part-time position. 

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteers will answer calls for the YWCA’s 24/7 Rape Crisis Hotlines or respond to crisis calls from local area hospitals. Volunteers also help counsel victims of sexual violence and provide resources to assist them in recovery. Volunteers are permitted to make their own schedule.

Our policy is to have comprehensively trained individuals work directly with survivors (answering the hotline, medical advocacy, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Mobile Phone Needed
  • One year service commitment
  • Must complete 50+ hour Crisis Intervention Training

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