PRINCETON – Interested community members are invited to attend an informational meeting about volunteer opportunities at Freedom House. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan.15 at their Princeton campus, 440 Elm Place, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
For people interested in becoming a Freedom House volunteer, please note that the next training class will be held from Feb. 5-26. Classes are conducted at the Princeton facility on four Tuesday evenings (6-9 p.m.), and three Saturdays (9 a.m.–3 p.m.). Participants must commit to attending every class. The course will comprise 30 hours in the classroom and 30 hours of online independent study, which must be completed before the first classroom day. There is no cost to attend, and Freedom House will supply the syllabus and training materials.
Freedom House is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers. Those completing the course can serve as medical on-call advocates, answer the crisis hotline, and work with group or individual adult and child clients. Freedom House provides services to victims and their children in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties.
In the past year, Freedom House served over 800 victims of domestic and sexual violence – women, men, teens, and children. The 60-hour Volunteer Training Class is required by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act.
About Freedom House Inc.
Freedom House, a non-profit 501c3 corporation, is the domestic and sexual violence agency for Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties. Headquartered in Princeton, with satellite offices in Kewanee and Cambridge, Freedom House employs compassionate and skilled professionals to provide free, confidential, quality services to victims of abuse and their families, including a 24-hour crisis hotline (800) 474-6031, emergency shelter, medical and legal advocacy, adult and child counseling, awareness and prevention education, and training for volunteers and professionals. For more information about their services or to make a donation, please call (815) 872-0087 or visit their website http://www.freedomhouseillinois.org and find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.