Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers make the difference!
We accept volunteers of any background who are 18 and older. People of all genders can volunteer at RACES and receive the same training. Volunteers can answer the crisis hotline, present prevention education, and assist with information and referral to the community. Women can accompany victims to the hospital.
Before volunteering, all interested need to fill out a short application and participate in an interview. Once this is complete, all volunteers attend a 40-hour crisis intervention training, which is designed by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA). This training is aimed at understanding rape within our culture and instilling the tools necessary to work with victims and their non-offending significant others.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email volunteer@cu-races.org for more information.