Help your neighbors experiencing trauma - On Call Volunteers Needed

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Trauma Intervention Program

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TIP volunteers provide emotional and practical support to victims and their families within the first hours following a traumatic event at the requests of greater Portland area first responders.

Our specially trained volunteers provide emotional first aid and practical support to survivors of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. TIP is contacted by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; survivors of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; survivors of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and those whose loved one has died by suicide or overdose.

No experience is necessary, a comprehensive training is provided that will benefit you as a volunteer, and as an individual. Following your training, TIP Dispatchers and Administrative Staff will provide ongoing support to volunteers while they are in the field.

All Federal CDC COVID-19 Guidelines are followed for this opportunity.

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About Trauma Intervention Program

Location:

PO Box 768, Kennebunk, ME 04043, US

Mission Statement

TIP Mission: Our volunteers will provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy in order to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long term recovery.

Description

TIP of Greater Portland is a chapter of Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP), a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP has 14 affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation. TIP of Greater Portland provides services to police, fire and hospital staff serving the following areas: Portland, South Portland, Westbrook and towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Scarborough and Windham. TIP also provides support to Maine Medical Center's trauma emergency department and the special care units for adults and pediatrics.

TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.

Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

125 Forest AvenuePortland, ME 04101

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 "on call" shifts per month for 12 hours each shift, 7am-7pm OR 7pm-7am. You provide your availability for the month and 3 of those dates are scheduled for your shifts.
  • No experience needed. Must live in Greater Portland or the surrounding area. Maintain a working cell phone, have internet access, and an email account

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