Volunteers needed for crisis hotline
WhenTue Sep 19, 2017 06:00 PM - Thu Nov 09, 2017 08:00 PM
WhereYWCA Carlisle301 G StreetCarlisle, PA 17013
Do you have a passion for community service? Are you a good listener? Would you like to help make a difference in the life of someone in crisis?
Then consider joining YWCA Carlisle's Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County this fall for a sexual assault counselor/advocatetraining to learn about how to offer non-judgmental emotional support, crisis counseling, and resource information to survivors of sexual assault and other interested parties. There is no fee to participate and the training includes interactive online modules as well as face-to-face sessions.
The upcoming training takes place over eight weeks from September to Novemeber at YWCA Carlisle, 301 G Street, Carlisle PA 17013. Dates and times are listed below:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings
September 19th - November 9th
Please contact Trisha Grace, Volunteer Coordinator, at (717) 243-3818 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to receive a volunteer application.
Volunteers serve on the hotline and may accompany survivors to the hospital. As part of the comprehensive 40-hour training, which includes instruction on the psychological, medical, and legal implications of sexual assault, volunteers gain the tools necessary to feel comfortable and be successful in this important role. Crisis intervention and counseling skills are developed through discussion, role-plays, and feedback.
Volunters are required to have updated Child Abuse, Criminal Background, and FBI Fingerprint clearances prior to the start of their first hotline shift. We also require a valid driver's license.
- Relationship Building
- Crisis Counseling
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Community Outreach
- Problem Solving
- Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hours
- Online webinar modules to be completed