Work Directly with the People You Help

Direct Services Volunteer

Family Rescue volunteers make an immediate difference in people’s lives by working directly with victims of domestic violence. Current opportunities include:

  • Crisis Line Volunteer
  • Children’s Group Volunteer
  • Childcare Volunteer

All direct service volunteers are required to attend 40-hours of domestic violence training, which is provided four times per year. Interested volunteers must complete an application and interview with the volunteer coordinator. The Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals lists Family Rescue as an approved training site. For more information, call the Human Resource Director at (773) 375-1918.

Download Volunteer Application

40-Hour Domestic Violence Training

Family Rescue is an approved training site for the 40-hour domestic violence training which all direct service volunteers are required to complete.  It is also open to social service and other professionals interested in learning more about domestic violence.

Our next training is from June 4-June 29, 2017 (see schedule below).  The cost is $250.00 per person.  You may pay online with a credit card and email your registration form to or send a check with your registration form to:

Stephanie Scott

Training Coordinator

Family Rescue

P.O. Box 17528

Chicago, IL 60617

Training Registration Form

April 2019 Schedule:

Sunday, April 7th – 1-5pm Introduction to DV
Tuesday, April 9th – 5-9pm Profile of Victim/Survivor
Thursday, April 11th – 5-9pm Profile of Abuser
Sunday, April 14th – 1-5pm Effects of DV on Kids/Teens 
Tuesday, April 16th – 5-9pm Diverse Populations
Thursday, April 18th – 5-9pm Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Sunday, April 21st – 1-5pm Legal/Confidentiality
Tuesday, April 23rd – 5-9pm Legal/Immigration
Thursday, April 25th – 5-9pm Crisis Intervention
Sunday, April 28th – 1-5pm Counseling
Tuesday, April 30th – 5-9pm Doc/Code/Standards
Thursday, May 2nd – 5-9pm Final/Crisis Line Schedule
Summer Training begins July 16th  
Fall Training begins September 24th  

From Event Planning to Community Outreach

Special Events Volunteer

Family Rescue organizes special events to raise awareness of domestic violence, gain program funds, and increase our supporters. We are always looking for volunteers with experience in event planning, marketing, fundraising and professional writing. Depending on interests, experience and scheduling, volunteers may help with event planning, community outreach, public relations or by working the day of the event. For more information, call the Chief Development Officer at (773) 375-1918.

Download Volunteer Application