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.

Ongoing, 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.

12/11, 12/12, Adopt Our Families

Each year, generous members of our community purchase gifts for families that we serve who are in need. A “family” might be a single young person, a senior, a parent and children, or other. These gifts may be the only ones that our families get during the holiday season and our clients are truly so grateful. Come help us spread holiday cheer by wrapping gifts for those we serve on 12/11 and 12/12! Enjoy light snacks (and a holiday tune or two) while we wrap. Please feel free to bring your own tape, scissors, and/or a snack to share with fellow “elves!” Click here to sign up.

If you have any questions, please contact Celsy Young at cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org or call 309-691-0551 ext. 237.

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

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