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.

Duck Race Volunteers

The Duck Race is CFPA’s longest-running and signature fundraiser. Starting June 1 through August 24, 35,000 ducks are up for adoption for $5 each.

Every duck you purchase enters you for a chance to win one of this year’s 15 prizes – including the grand prize of $10,000 cash!

Last year, we raised more than $230,000 for survivors of abuse in our community and sold out of all 35,000 ducks!

Volunteers are needed all summer long for this fundraiser. Selling ducks on a team virtually, out in the community or to your friends and family, help us reach our goal and mission to help all people live free from violence and abuse.

We also have volunteer opportunities available for our Duck Tagging event, getting the ducks ready to race, and on Race Day!

For more information, please email Jillian Bearce at jbearce@centerforpreventionofabuse.org.

Parades

Throughout the year, CFPA participates in local parades to spread awareness of our agency and services.

We are currently looking for volunteers to join us at the West Peoria Fourth of July parade as candy tossers, banner holders and walkers.

Please email Celsy at cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org for more information.

Gift Wrapping for Adopt Our Families

CFPA hosts two wrapping nights in December. Community volunteers can wrap gifts for clients served by this program.

To sign up to volunteer at one of the wrapping nights, please click here.

For more information about adopting a family, please email Grace at gfritz@centerforpreventionofabuse.org or call 309-691-0551. You can also donate items to our “general wish list” without adopting a family. For more information on this program, click here.

I Run with Survivors 5K & Walk

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, CFPA is hosting its 7th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, I Run with Survivors, on Saturday, 4/13, 2024 at 8am in the Levee District in East Peoria. Participants are welcome to join in person or virtually.

CFPA wants all survivors – ones who have come forward to disclose and ones who keep their abuse private – to know that the community supports them, the Center for Prevention of Abuse supports them, and that they are believed.

To volunteer at the race, click here. 

If you have questions related to volunteering, please contact Celsy at 309-691-0551 or cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org.

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