Board or Committee Membership: Board members are a critical component of the work we do. They bring with them a variety of skills and affiliations benefiting Between Friends. Our board includes individuals from the legal, medical, technology and accounting professions as well as business, religious and civic leaders from the community.

We also look for talented individuals to assist the Board on various committees where much of the work is done. Between Friends has the following committees: Finance, Facility, Board Development, and Fundraising and Marketing.

A Night Out: After completing a Domestic Violence training, volunteers join adult and/or children survivors in an evening of hope, healing and joy. Events include spa nights, family cooking classes, comedy shows, and more. These events help survivors experience healing as part of a larger community in a safe environment.

Childcare: Provide childcare during A Night Out events or while group and individual sessions are occurring in the evenings or as needed during the day. This volunteer opportunity requires a criminal background check and that you attend a 40-Hour Domestic Violence training.

Guest Speaker at Client Groups: Be a guest speaker on topics that may include life skills, economic empowerment, or self-care. Volunteer to facilitate yoga or another activity for clients.

Donation Coordination: Organize a food or gift card drive and collect donations. Our food pantry runs entirely on donations. Help feed and provide resources for the individuals and families we support as they seek to rebuild their lives. Donations can be picked up or delivered to Between Friends. We are looking for one volunteer to coordinate all donations and many volunteers to organize a food or gift card drive.

Skill-Based Volunteering: Leverage your professional skills to help save the lives of individuals and families affected by domestic violence! Contact us to discuss how you can bring your legal, public relations, marketing, IT, graphic design skills and more to Between Friends.

OurMusicMyBody: This campaign, in collaboration with Resilience, promotes fun and consensual music experiences for all. Volunteers help with administrative, advocacy, and information sharing duties.

For more information about volunteering with Between Friends or to start volunteering today, please complete this application. If you have any questions, please email volunteers@betweenfriendschicago.org.

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