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Crisis line volunteer training starts this month

By From page A3 | October 03, 2012

Suicide Prevention of Yolo County is looking for committed volunteers to work as trained counselors on its 24-hour crisis lines. Interested volunteers will be screened, and qualified individuals will complete the agency’s 36-hour training before starting on the line.

Volunteers will be expected to agree to a one-year commitment, averaging at least six hours a week. Additionally, volunteers will be expected to attend at least three monthly meetings in that year. All crisis line shifts will be completed at the agency’s business office in Davis.

Volunteers on the Suicide Prevention crisis lines help bridge the gaps in mental health services that exist due to statewide and countywide budget cuts.

Training starts Oct. 11 and will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings for several weeks as well as one weekend training. To apply, download the form at suicidepreventionyolocounty.org and email it to [email protected] or mail it to Suicide Prevention of Yolo County, P.O. 622, Davis, CA 95617.

For more information about training dates, call 530-756-7542.

Enterprise staff

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