Media Release

Crisis Center Seeks Crisis Line Counselors

Monday, January 09, 2017 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. The next training class begins Saturday, January 21, 2017. After the initial all day session, training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (for six weeks). There is no fee for the training, and applicants do not need to possess any specific degrees or certification. Training is held at the Alachua County Crisis Center (218 S.E 24th Streets, Gainesville). After training is complete, the Crisis Center asks for a commitment of 24 four-hour shifts.

Volunteer counselors learn active listening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, community disaster response and more. Volunteering is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and gain life-enhancing communication skills.

Find out more information about the Crisis Center and apply online.

For more information, contact Alachua County Crisis Center Training Coordinator Jan Greene at 352-264-6782.

Contact

  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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