Braveheart is currently accepting applications for volunteers able to commit to 4 or more hours per month for event and office needs. Projects include organization of mailing campaigns, distribution of awareness materials, and light office cleaning.
If you are interested in volunteering please call 309-937-5663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers do not have direct contact with children and families; however, due to the potential that you may be in the office while children are being served, a complete background check including fingerprinting is required.
Are you interested in serving as a steward of Braveheart’s organizational effort to intervene in the lives of abused children? Braveheart’s Board of Directors actively recruits new members whose knowledge, skills and abilities closely meet the current needs of the agency.
We are currently seeking community members who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors to share their human resources, information technology, marketing, volunteer coordination or fundraising expertise. The Braveheart Board of Directors meets every other month and holds an annual ½ day meeting. To express interest, send a brief paragraph via email telling us about yourself, what you would like to gain from being on the board, and how your special talents can help Braveheart serve its mission to: email@example.com
Do you suspect a child is being abused? To report suspicions, contact your local law enforcement agency or the law enforcement agency where you believe the abuse is happening. Concerned citizens should also make a report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services by calling: 1-800-25-ABUSE OR 1-800-252-2873 Reporter information is not shared with families.
Are you a mandated reporter? Everyone who suspects child abuse should report it to law enforcement and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. But, if you are a mandated reporter, you are required by law to report abuse. Braveheart recommends mandated reporters review how to recognize and report abuse every year. For a free training, go here: https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp
Braveheart Children’s Advocacy Center does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Complaint forms can be found at www.icjia.state.il.us or by contacting the Authority’s Civil Rights Officer at (312) 793-8550.