Direct Service Volunteering

Direct service volunteers work with staff as a team to provide services to women and children served through CAWC’s programs. Volunteers provide significant support to our children’s programs at both the Humboldt Park Outreach Program (HPOP) and the Greenhouse Shelter program. In addition, volunteers at the Greenhouse Shelter provide assistance to shelter residents, respond to hotline and other calls, and help with facility oversight.

Volunteering directly with women and child survivors requires some special understanding of the dynamics of family abuse. Our direct service volunteers are required to complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Training program which we provide for volunteers, making an initial commitment minimum time of 4 hours a week for at least 6 months. We offer this training three times per year (fall, winter, spring).Each training session occurs over seven Saturdays (usually consecutive).

For more information regarding direct service volunteering orthe 40-hour training, please contact Megan Rosado at 773.489.9081 ext 22.


CAWC’s Junior Board

The Junior Board exists to increase CAWC’s exposure to the community by obtaining additional resources to support CAWC programs.  Members are drawn from young professionals living and working in the Chicagoland area.  Junior Board meetings occur on a monthly basis in downtown locations.  A leadership team of two members plus a team of subcommittee chairs guide the work of the Board.   Junior Board activities focus on supporting CAWC’s annual gala – Sounds of Silence, hosting other special events to benefit CAWC, participating in community education opportunities, and networking with CAWC’s Board of Directors, agency staff and other professionals.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Junior Board, please email juniorboard@cawc.org