Serve with Emmaus
Interested in volunteering with Emmaus, joining our Kaio Community, or becoming an intern? GREAT!
Please download and complete this application (PDF). You may return it by email or by postal mail. After we receive your application, our Educational Ministries Director will contact you.
Note: to complete the form, download it to your computer, open it in Adobe Reader, type your answers into the form, save it to your computer, and email the completed form to email@example.com. You may also return it by mail.
We conduct training three times each year, typically in January, June, and September. The training is held at the offices of Emmaus Ministries (4201 Troy St, Chicago IL 60618) on a Saturday.
Our next Volunteer Training will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017.
To sign up, please scroll down and fill out the form below. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street culture is radically different from the culture to which most of us are accustomed, and we can serve the men best when we take time to learn about the issues that affect their lives. The training we provide reflects our conviction that these men are precious to God and that knowing them is a privilege. To be considered for a volunteer position with Emmaus, you must complete training before applying to volunteer. The training does not commit you to serve at Emmaus. It is a good way to become more familiar with Emmaus and with street culture, and it is also a good way to begin assessing whether ministry to street people is something you’re interested in.
While our training is designed to equip people who want to work with Emmaus, the training is open to anyone who would like to know more about the lives of people on the street. The training program may be used by other service agencies throughout the city to train their volunteers and staff. Candidates for volunteer Direct Service positions must be Christians whose lives readily demonstrate a commitment to Jesus Christ and whose hearts hold a compassion for the poor. You must be at least 18 years old and complete both days of the Emmaus Volunteer Training, a volunteer application, and an interview.
We address three questions in our training:
- What is the history, mission, vision of Emmaus Ministries?
- Who are the men we serve?
- How do we effectively reach these men?
To answer these questions, the training covers the following topics:
- Philosophy of Ministry at Emmaus
- Emmaus Ministries history, principles, and practices of street ministry
- Profile of male prostitution
- Street culture
- Chemical dependency
- Medical issues
- Justice system
- Crisis intervention
- Pastoral counseling
- Boundaries in ministry
- Spiritual formation
- Volunteer perspectives
To help defray the cost of the training, we charge participants $30, due at the beginning of the training. Upon completion of the application process, those accepted as volunteers will be offered a full refund. College students, and those for whom the $30 fee is prohibitive, may contact email@example.com to arrange a waiver.
To sign up for an upcoming volunteer training, please complete the form below.
Please contact our Educational Ministries Director with any questions or issues concerning Volunteer Training. Call 773-334-6063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.