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Other,Caring for People,Counseling,Hotline/Information Center Support

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Advocate - McHenry County

Description:

The Role of an Advocate is to provide support to our 24/7 crisis hotline. This includes answering hotline calls, responding to all 3 hospitals in the CARE Center’s service area, and providing documentation within a timely manner. The CARE Center is a Satellite office of the Northwest CASA.  Advocates work directly with survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.
 

Responsibilities:

24/7 Hotline Crisis Intervention:

  • Answer calls during assigned shifts
    • Hotline Crisis Calls – Individuals looking for immediate help
    • Hotline Information/Referral calls – Individuals looking for information on resources available to them
    • Hospital Calls – Survivors needing an advocate in the hospital setting
  •  Work closely with survivors in a hospital setting
    • Provide emotional support and information about resource available to survivors
  • Fill out paperwork in a timely manner

Outreach

  • Attend Volunteer Recruitment Events if interested and able to
  • Attend General outreach events and functions if interested and able to
  • Support NWCASA by attending events and fundraiser

Skills and Qualifications:

  •  Must be 18 years or older
  • Knowledge of sexual violence issues
  • Ability to deal sensitively with victims of sexual violence and their significant others
  • Public speaking abilities
  • Able to work independently and to prioritize/organize tasks
  • Ability to provide own transportation
  • Ability to reach all 3 hospitals within the state mandated 1 hour.
    • Northwestern Huntley
    • Northwestern McHenry
    • Nothwestern Woodstock

Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator, Allyson Schnoor

Hours per Month: Minimum of 24 hours, 4 shifts of 6 hours

Minimum 1 year commitment after training.

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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