You don't have to be extraordinary (though we think our volunteers are), to become a Samaritan!
If friends or family have said you're a good listener, then volunteering on our Crisis Line may be a perfect fit! Our volunteers are not therapists or counselors, but are dedicated and compassionate people who are looking for fulfillment. They are retired educators, stay at home mothers and fathers, coders, social workers, students, cashiers- and every one in between!
Because we know people's schedules are busy, we have condensed our Crisis Line Training. Our next training is set for Monday December 4-Wednesday the 6th from 5.45-8.45pm. This comprehensive training will teach you skills you'll use to help the thousands of people who call into our lines each year looking for non-judgmental listening. We'll cover everything you'll need to know in order to answer the phones, including learning about depression and suicide, and how active listening techniques will help you connect with and help our callers. You'll do a shadow shift or two with an experienced volunteer and we'll be there every step of the way!
Volunteers sign up online for shifts-take a shift every week or just once a month-it's a flexible schedule. Snowbird? Don't worry-we have several who fly down to Florida each year and rejoin us in the Spring.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Three nights of training and one refresher training every two years