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Next crisis hotline volunteer class starting May 17

posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016

Our SUICIDE PREVENTION & COMMUNITY COUNSELING Program is looking for volunteers on our 24/7 hotline. Our hotline has been operating in Marin since 1971. In 2011, we expanded our hotline service to the additional North Bay Counties of Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino. Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling also provides grief counseling services and community education.

To volunteer on our Hotline, individuals must successfully complete our Hotline Training Class. The class is supervised by the Program Director and includes information on the following topics: identifying individuals in suicidal or other types of crisis; communication; counseling; active listening skills; and suicide/crisis intervention techniques and other subjects.

Our next class will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM beginning May 17 and ending June 21, 2016. There will be one Saturday class from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on June 11, 2016 (the Saturday class is mandatory). For students who become volunteers on our Hotline there will be four additional sessions on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM from June 28– July 19, 2016.

To register for this class, please call Melanie Lopes at 415-499-1193 x3001 to arrange for an in-person interview. There is a $25.00 fee for the training. Payment at the time of the interview will hold your place in the class.

 

Next crisis hotline volunteer class starting May 17