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Ready to Get Involved? Come to a Volunteer Training

Greater Chicago Volunteer Training 

Prospective Host Families and Family Friends, you’re invited to a live, accelerated Comprehensive Training Session.

Offered as an alternative to online training, this event is designed to equip you to welcome a child into your home (Host Family) or support a host or family in need (Family Friend) and move you through the training process efficiently. The live Comprehensive Training Session includes everything you need to become a certified Safe Families’ Volunteer—all in one place.

  • Start or submit your application
  • Get fingerprints taken for the background check
  • Complete your training hours
  • Meet like-minded families who will support you
  • Bring your personal support network (neighbors, family, or friends) to become approved family friends

The training will be in two parts. The first two hours will be for all volunteers. The second two hours will be for Host Families. So, anyone interested in being a Family Friend only needs to stay for the first two hours. Host Families need to stay for the whole training.

Click here to view upcoming dates and to register!

If you have further questions please contact Ghardy, 773-653-2222, or