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Volunteer Crisis Counselor Training - Spring 2017
Everyone has moments when the support and understanding of others seem hard to find, and it is for such moments that Response Crisis Center was born. Response is a nationally accredited, non-profit agency that provides confidential and anonymous counseling for anyone who needs to talk. Response is seeking volunteer crisis counselors and will offer a free training program to those interested in becoming the caring voice on the other end of the line.
Part one of the training program will be held on Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th, and continues on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd. Sessions will run from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm each day and trainees must attend all four sessions. Training will take place in the Stony Brook area. No experience is necessary, only a sincere willingness to learn and grow, and the ability to make a one year commitment of four hours a week is required.
Response provides multiple types of telephone and chat assistance and each are heavily dependent on volunteer talent. The crisis intervention hotline and chat takes over 20,000 calls each year about a wide range of subjects – substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, family conflict, grief, suicidal thoughts among many others. The support line provides over 5,000 telephone “visits” yearly to individuals who are homebound or have limited social support due to a physical disability or mental illness. Training for all programs include lecture, role-playing exercises, and private and group supervision. College credit is available and bilingual volunteers are especially needed.
Make a difference in our community. Volunteer as a counselor with Response Crisis Center and become the caring voice for those in need of support! Those interested in attending the up-coming training can register now to reserve their spot. Registration is pending until an application is complete and verification is conducted. Please review the FAQ and visit www.responsehotline.org for more information or call the hotline at 631-751-7500. Please apply early, positions are limited.
Complete your application: http://www.responsehotline.org/become-a-volunteer-3/
Are there minimum age requirements to apply as a counselor?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age to apply
Does my registration guarantee me a spot in the training?
Once you register for the event you will be prompted to complete an application. Your registration is incomplete until that application is received and reviewed.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You must provide your own transportation. The actual location of the training will be disclosed upon verification of your application. Free parking is available.
Must I attend all four training dates?
Yes. Applicants must attend all four training dates for consideration. Once all four sessions in Part 1 are complete and background information has been verified you will be contacted to review next steps.
What is the dress code?
Please dress comfortably.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at 631 751-7620 with any additional questions.
Stony Brook Area
Stony Brook, NY