Training for Volunteers
Training sessions are held at First United Methodist Church of Champaign, 210 W. Church Street, Champaign, IL.
Parking: There is a large parking lot behind the church building to the north, off of Hill Street.
We will gather at the entrance for training & a walk-through of the facility.
Opportunity to sign up for overnight shifts will be available towards the end of the training sessions.
Season 13 training:
There are no more training dates for this season. If you're interested in volunteering with Austin's Place, you can contact us about volunteering. Click here to fill out our web form and let's get connected!
When we do have training sessions...
Training sessions are about one hour long. Jason Greenly from Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES) will be giving a talk at both trainings about caring for women experiencing trauma to help our volunteers to better understand the women we serve. He will talk for about 30 minutes.
Come find out what's changed, discuss any questions you might have, refresh your knowledge about volunteer procedures, and sign up for forthcoming overnight dates. Overnight sign-up calendars will be available at these sessions if you want to sign up.
Want to volunteer with Austin's Place? We will have a full training session to get you acquainted. Come and find out if volunteering with Austin's Place is a good fit for you. Explore volunteering options, take a tour of what a typical overnight might be like, ask any questions you might have, sign up to volunteer with us (if you're ready) but there is no obligation to volunteer by attending this training session. Come find out if this is the right volunteer opportunity for you!
*** Please fill out Austin's Place Volunteer Forms (download linked below) if you haven't already filled out one this season and bring it with you to training. ***
If you missed our training sessions but still want to volunteer, please contact us!
Click here to fill out the contact form.