CONTACT HOTLINE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 30, 2017 09:30 AM - Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Where

60 South Main StreetPennington, NJ 08534

About

Trained HOTLINE Volunteers answer phone calls from people in the community who are experiencing personal distress, feeling alone, needing help, looking for resources, and needing a "listening ear". The 40 hour weekly training course of 3 hours/week teaches volunteers skills which are helpful over the phone, via chat and text. Training topics include: Active Listening Skills, Addiction Awareness, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Community Resources. HOTLINE Calls are free, confidential and anonymous. To register for HOTLINE training, go to www.contactofmercer.org or call 609-883-2880.

Classes are held 9:30am--12:30pm and 7-10pm. Volunteers attend one class each week either the morning or the evening session. The course starts on Feb. 7 and runs weekly through April 25.

There is a one time training fee of $35 which includes the training book and other materials.

For further information go to www.contactofmercer.org.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training course is 3 hours/week for 10 weeks.
  • Following training, HOTLINE volunteers serve 8-12 hours/month.

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