Volunteering on the crisis line is a rewarding experience. We offer an opportunity to learn new and useful skills as well as an opportunity to be involved in a “front line” helping environment. Many people find our program very useful for developing marketable skills and for exploring education options. The demand on our service is growing substantially and working on our crisis lines is a way to make a real difference in the community.
“I originally joined the Crisis Line because members of my family had struggled with mental health and thoughts of suicide and I wanted to make sure that there would be somewhere people like them could turn to in times of need. I thought it was a good way to give back to my community, but I didn’t expect how much I would personally gain from it. In addition to training on mental health issues and a sense of fulfillment from supporting others, I feel I have become a much better listener in my personal and professional lives, I have gained skills in motivational interviewing, I feel more calm in stressful situations, and I feel so much more grateful for all of the wonderful people I am lucky to have in my life. I have rarely worked with a more supportive and dedicated team of staff and volunteers. It is a privilege to be trusted to support callers in their darkest moments, and one I am grateful to have”. –Current volunteer (2020)
Due to Covid-19 all training will be done virtually
The next training sessions will be held:
Spring 2021 (All dates must be attended)
Saturday May 8 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday May 9 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday May 12th 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday May 15 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 16 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday May 19 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday May 26 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The fee for training is $95.00. This fee contributes to the cost of printed materials and other costs associated with conducting a 40+ hour training program.
The training fee is never a barrier to volunteering, please let us know if this is a concern for you.
You can apply to volunteer by filling it out the application below. A crisis line program staff person will contact you within three business days. Or, call the office for more information.