Volunteer with the Crisis Line
Who volunteers at the crisis line?
Volunteers aged 18 and older come from all walks of life and reflect the cultural diversity of the community.
What training do crisis line volunteers receive?
Prior to answering the crisis line, volunteers complete 50-hours of training covering topics such as:
- Cultural Competence & Diversity
- Crisis intervention
- Communication Skills
- Community Resources
- Suicide & Homicide Risk Assessment
- Family Violence
- Mental Health Issues
- Boundary & Limit Setting
Why volunteer with the crisis line?
The benefits are numerous. In addition to gaining new skills & practical knowledge, volunteers acquire work experience & references, meet others with similar interests & make a difference in our community. When asked about their crisis line experience, volunteers have told us that;
The knowledge I have gained here is invaluable.
It has been the most rewarding volunteer position I’ve held.
It is gratifying to know that you have helped in some way.
If you would like to help…
Volunteers and financial contributions are always needed and greatly appreciated. On-going training and support is provided.