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Crisis Line Volunteer!

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Common Ground

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Due to COVID -19 and in response to keeping all staff, volunteers and people in crisis safe we are canceling Common Grounds Monthly orientation. All group screenings and Sprint training sessions are postponed until further notice.

Our crisis telephone, chat and text line (1.800.231.1127) offers compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential support, information and referrals. Common Ground's crisis line depends on the dedication of our volunteers. Our crisis line volunteers strengthen our communities and builds support for those in crisis. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to build a strong and healthy community, contribute to the well being of their neighbors, coworkers, and friends and improve the quality of life for people in crisis.

"Ten years ago, I decided I needed to volunteer where I would have person - to- person contact and hopefully, make a difference in someone's life. I found this at Common Ground. When a crisis call ends and I hear the relief in the caller's voice, I feel that I have done my job and accomplished my goal of making a difference in someone's life." Crisis Line Volunteer

We host an informational orientation the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. Stop in to the Resource and Crisis Center to find out more about volunteering to Help People Move From Crisis To Hope.

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About Common Ground

Location:

1200 N. Telegraph Rd, Building 32E, Pontiac, MI 48341, US

Mission Statement

Common Ground's mission is to help people to move from Crisis to Hope. The agency's 24 - hour crisis hotline, youth and family services, emergency psychiatric services and other programs throughout Oakland County, MI are a lifeline for runaway and homeless youth, families in crisis, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations. Common Ground serves over 30,000 individuals a year. Most of our services are provided free of charge.

Description

Our 24-hour crisis line (1.800.231.1127) receives more than 45,000 calls annually representing a variety of crisis situations including: suicide, victimization, relationship problems, substance abuse, domestic violence, financial problems, and mental illness. Crisis line volunteers, 16-years or older, connect, asist and listen to callers and provide information and referrals from a database of more than 4,500 sources. Our Crisis Chat and Text programs provide an outlet for people in crisis to talk anonymously and confidentially about any issues they are facing. The phone and text line (1.800.231.1127) is available seven days per week, 24 hours per day. The Crisis Chat is available through Common Ground's website at www.commongroundhelps.org

Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1200 N. Telegraph RoadBuilding No. 32EPontiac, MI 48341

(42.6303,-83.3051)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4 hour shift a week after completing training.

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