Crisis Intervention Volunteer Info Night
Thursday, May 16 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
"I genuinely believe that becoming a Crisis Center volunteer was the best decision that I have ever made...I do not think there is anything better than helping somebody realize that they are strong enough to make it through the toughest of times, because even though that strength is hard to see at times, it lies in all of us." -- Current Crisis Intervention Volunteer
Help Us Help Others
Are you the one everyone turns to when they need someone to listen? We are looking for new Crisis Intervention volunteers like you!
Our dedicated volunteer crew provides peer counseling services through the 24-hour Crisis Line, walk-in counseling, and Crisis Chat online emotional support.
These individuals help people through times of crisis ranging from referrals for every day living assistance to talking to someone about mental illness.
Learn More At Info Night
Perhaps you are interested in volunteering for the Crisis Intervention program but you're not sure? Want to meet the staff and gain a better understanding of what's involved? Crisis Intervention Volunteer Info Night will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at The Crisis Center. An overview of the entire Crisis Intervention (CI) program and volunteer opportunities will be provided.
Excellent, Thorough Training is Provided
Crisis Intervention volunteers complete a thorough training program which consists of:
--- 28 hours of group training focusing on counseling skills, grief, mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence
--- 16 hours of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), after which the volunteer will be certified in this internationally renowned suicide prevention and intervention model
--- On-the-job mentoring with an experienced volunteer
After training, volunteers have 24-hour support.
For More Information
Both Beau Pinkham, Crisis Intervention Coordinator, and Rachel Beach, Crisis Chat Coordinator, would be happy to answer any questions you might have about Info Night or becoming a volunteer. Beau can be reached at (319) 351-2726 ext. 102 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Rachel at (319) 351-2726 ext. 111 or via email at email@example.com.