Media Release

Crisis Line Counselors Needed

Friday, April 4, 2014 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. Training classes begin Saturday, May 17, 2014.  After the initial all day session, training is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six weeks at the Crisis Center (218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville).  There is no fee for the sixty hours of in-depth training.  Applicants do not need to possess any specific degrees or certification and will learn active listening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, community disaster response and more.

The Crisis Center requires a 24 four hour shift commitment after the successful completion of training.

Alachua County Crisis Center Training Coordinator, Jan Greene said, “This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills.” 

For more information, visit the Crisis Center website or contact Jan Greene at 352-264-6782.


  • 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).