Volunteers needed to staff suicide crisis line
Suicide Prevention of Yolo County is looking for volunteers to work as trained counselors on its 24-hour crisis lines, helping bridge the gaps in mental health services due to state and county budget cuts.
Volunteers will be screened, and qualified individuals will complete the agency’s 36-hour crisis line training before starting on the line. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one year, averaging at least six hours a week on the line. Additionally, volunteers will be expected to attend at least five volunteer meetings over the course of a year. All crisis line shifts will be completed at the Suicide Prevention business office in Davis.
Training starts on April 24 and will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings for several weeks, plus one weekend. Interested individuals should check the dates of the training sessions, download the volunteer application from the SPYC website, suicidepreventionyolocounty.org
, and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Or, the application may be mailed to Suicide Prevention of Yolo County, P.O. 622, Davis, CA 95617.
For more information, call 530-756-7542.
Special to The Enterprise