Volunteer Opportunities

The Center for Prevention of Abuse has a variety of ways in which you, your family, and your group can volunteer. If you share our commitment to helping all people live free from violence and abuse and are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you truly make a difference, we would love to hear from you.  We are grateful for the commitment of our volunteers and their willingness to devote their time and energy to helping our staff and clients.

CFPA has two types of volunteers: direct service and indirect service. Direct volunteers work directly with clients one-on-one and in groups; indirect volunteers include other tasks such as cleaning, organization, sorting, moving donated goods, clerical or administrative work, lawn and gardening care, painting, and additional behind-the-scenes assistance.

Due to the nature of our work, we follow strict regulations to protect those in our care. We have additional protocol we follow regarding client contact, necessary trainings, and orientations.

  • Indirect service, one-time volunteer: fully supervised, minimal paperwork needed
  • Indirect service, regular volunteer: agency orientation, background check, paperwork
  • Direct service, regular volunteer: fingerprinted, background check, agency orientation, 63.5 hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault training

Please note we are unable to guarantee a minimum number of volunteer hours for school requirement.

On-going, Medical Advocates

When someone presents as a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, or human trafficking in local area emergency departments, the hospital puts a call in for our medical advocates. Our medical advocates go the hospital to assist with the individual’s immediate needs and provide information about their rights as a victim. CFPA is currently in need of second and third shift volunteers. Direct volunteering. Click here to inquire about training for this important role.

Peoria Santa Claus Parade, 11/23

Come walk with CFPA staff and volunteers at the family-friendly 2018 Peoria Santa Claus Parade Friday, 11/23, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wear your favorite warm holiday attire and help us spread awareness of our mission. Sign up here.

Pekin Winter Wonderland Parade, 11/25

Come walk with CFPA staff and volunteers at the family-friendly 2018 Pekin Winter Wonderland Parade Sunday, 11/25, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wear your favorite warm holiday attire and help us spread awareness of our mission. Sign up here.

Adopt Our Families Gift Wrapping, 12/12, 12/13

Join us at 720 W Joan Court, CFPA’s main campus, to wrap all of the gifts for our Adopt Our Families program from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on 12/12 and 12/13. Donations of gift bags, wrapping paper, tissue paper, and other wrapping items are greatly appreciated.. Families are welcome, minimum age of 10 years old. You do not have to attend both evenings. Sign up here. For information about Adopt Our Families, click here.

If you have questions related to volunteering, please call 309-691-0551 or click here.

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