ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. Interested volunteers receive sixty hours of in-depth training. The next Crisis Center training class begins Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Crisis Center (218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville). There is no fee for the training. Applicants do not need to possess any specific degrees or certification.
After the initial all day session, additional training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six weeks. Volunteer candidates learn active listening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, community disaster response and more. A commitment to 24 shifts (four hours per shift) is requested after the successful completion of training.
According to Alachua County Crisis Center Training Coordinator Jan Greene, “This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills.” She continued, “The Center’s volunteers are diverse members of our community.”
Visit the Crisis Center website to learn more.
For more information, contact Jan Greene at 352-264-6782.