Volunteer Opportunities

Safer Foundation offers a number of opportunities for volunteers to provide assistance

Safer has volunteers at all of its locations throughout Illinois and eastern Iowa. Volunteers provide support to almost all client programs.

Volunteers have participated in a number of activities for Safer like:

  • General clerical tasks
  • Job coaching
  • Facilitating AA sessions
  • Tutoring basic literacy
  • Tutoring GED students
  • Developing computer literacy
  • Assisting with resume writing
  • Supporting job readiness training
  • Bible study (open denominations)
  • Religious services (open denominations)
  • Facilitating support groups
  • Providing health and wellness seminars
  • Providing money management seminars
  • Yoga instruction
  • Credit counseling
  • Creative writing
  • Parenting skills
  • Interviewing/job skills

Volunteer Requirements

The following must be met in order to volunteer with Safer Foundation

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid state ID or passport
  • Able to successfully complete background and drug screens
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • If applicable, be out of jail/prison or off parole/probation for at least one year
  • Experience working with adult or juveniles with a criminal record or substance abusers is a plus.

Additional requirements for PACE Institute:

  • Able to pass Cook County Department of Corrections screening
  • Willing to commit at least one block of time (for example, one day or evening)on a weekly basis for a minimum of six weeks

Additional requirements for Adult Transition Centers (ATC):

  • Able to pass Illinois Department of Corrections Screening (IDOC)
  • Fingerprinting, tuberculosis test, drug test (once IDOC screening is completed)

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