Media Release

County Crisis Center Seeks Volunteer Crisis Line Counselors

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills.

The next training class begins Saturday, September 10, 2016. After the initial all day session, training is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six weeks. Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided. There is no fee for the training. Volunteer candidates will learn active listening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, community disaster response and more.

Applicants do not need to possess any specific degrees or certifications. The center's volunteers are diverse members of our community. Training is held at the Crisis Center, off of East University Avenue. After the successful completion of training, volunteers must commit to twenty-four four hour shifts (which includes three night watches).

Visit the Crisis Center's website to apply online.

For more information, contact Alachua County Crisis Center Training Coordinator 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).