Volunteers are an essential part of daily operations at Sarah’s Inn and make important contributions toward ending domestic violence in the communities we serve.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer and In Kind Coordinator volunteering@sarahsinn.org


Interested in becoming a volunteer? Complete your Sarah’s Inn Volunteer Application now!


Crisis Line Volunteer

Volunteers answer the Sarah's Inn 24-hour crisis line on weeknights and weekends. Crisis Line Volunteers support callers who have been impacted by domestic violence in making a safety plan, exploring options, and connecting them to services at Sarah’s Inn. If you are interested in becoming a crisis line volunteer, please complete the volunteer application listed above.

Meal Makers

On the last Wednesday and Thursday night of every month during support groups, volunteers provide cooked or catered meals for families impacted by domestic violence through our Meal Makers Program. This program is a chance for clients to eat nutritious meals, while also providing clients participating in groups, the opportunity to connect with one another in a safe and caring environment.

Community Outreach and Education Volunteers

Community Outreach and Education volunteers serve as representatives for Sarah's Inn at community fairs, special events, and at various outreach locations within our service area. Our trained COE volunteers play a critical role in helping to build the foundation for new partners and potential clients for Sarah's Inn. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application listed above.

Childcare Volunteers

Childcare volunteers help watch over the children of our clients when they are in group. This volunteer position is on-going, weekly for 6 months. Locations vary and a shift is typically for 1.5 hours. A 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training is required to become a childcare volunteer at Sarah's Inn. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application listed above.

Volunteer as a Group

Businesses, community groups, book clubs, or teams can support Sarah's Inn through collection drives, preparing a meal for a support group, assisting with donation inventory, cleaning up and planting in the Sarah's Inn garden, or assisting Sarah's Inn during Domestic Violence Action Month.

Associate Board

The Sarah's Inn Associate Board is comprised of young professionals, community members, and supporters from Chicagoland who have a passion for advocacy and awareness around domestic violence. Click here to learn more about the Associate Board.