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Medical Advocate

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center


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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per month

***ZCenter has been operating remotely as per CDC guidelines, including all volunteer opportunities***


Volunteer in Lake County and support survivors of sexual assault! ZCenter is looking for Medical Advocates to support survivors of sexual assault in the emergency room (we serve all hospitals in Lake County).

Medical Advocates offer emotional support and resources on-site to the survivor and her/his loved ones.

Medical Advocates are present with the survivor throughout their time in the hospital. You will be a support before and after the medical exam and will provide resources for survivors, allowing them to be aware of all their options as they make informed decisions.

Our 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training will equip you with the tools and resources you need for this opportunity. Our next training will be November 2020. Our training covers:

  • History of the Rape Crisis Movement
  • Cultural Competency
  • Components of Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medical, Legal, and Support Line Advocacy
  • Prevention Education & Community Outreach

Our training is interactive and includes role plays and various presentations from professionals within the agency and in the community. You will also interact with current volunteers through our panel, where they share their volunteer experience and answer questions you may have.

ZCenter Medical Advocates respond to hospitals throughout Lake County and the schedule is flexible based upon your availability. Please contact Sarah Brennan at sbrennan@zcenter.org or 847-244-1187ext.115 to learn more.

***ZCenter has been operating remotely as per CDC guidelines, including all volunteer opportunities***


Volunteer in Lake County and support survivors of sexual assault! ZCenter is looking for Medical Advocates to support survivors of sexual…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

4275 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031

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