All volunteers must complete state-mandated, 40-hour sexual assault training. Prairie Center provides trainings throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information, please call our Springfield office at (217) 744-2560 or Jacksonville office at (217) 243-7330 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Help Staff Our Hotline
The primary role of a hotline volunteer is to provide compassion and support to victims. Very often the hotline worker is the first, or only, person the victim speaks to about a sexual assault. This initial call may be a first important step in the recovery process. Other callers may need information about our services or be seeking emotional support. Volunteer shifts are typically at night or on weekends and can be done from the comfort of your home. The hotline is routed directly to the volunteer’s home telephone line.
Be A Medical Advocacy Volunteer
In the aftermath of sexual assault many victims will seek medical assistance at a local hospital. Upon their arrival, the hospital staff and/or police will contact Prairie Center. The unique role of a medical advocate is that she is there to represent and support the survivor. She does not represent the hospital, law enforcement, or state’s attorney’s office. Her sole concern is that a survivor receives sound information and is treated with compassion and dignity.
Represent PCASA At Community Events
One way to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services we offer is through providing community information tables at health fairs and community events. Volunteers assist us by staffing booths, answering questions and informing the public about the causes and consequences of sexual assault.
Sign Up To Help Fundraise
Each year Prairie Center sponsors or participates in a variety of fundraising events. Volunteers are needed to help organize these events, work at events, sell tickets, and help secure sponsorship funds.
Join Our Board of Directors
Want to be a community leader and help us carry out our mission? Interview to join the Prairie Center Board of Directors.