Are you interested in volunteering for the crisis line operated by Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County? Or do you know someone who is?
Crisis line volunteers are caring individuals who help callers de-escalate, deal with tough emotional issues, and act as a listening ear on the line for people who may have no one else to turn to.
“This is a great opportunity and experience for people who are interested in eventually working in the field of mental health, clinicians who would like more experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, and community members who want to be more involved in helping other Yolo County residents,” a news release from the agency says.
Summer training dates are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, July 18 and 25; Aug. 1, 8 and 15; Tuesdays, July 23, Aug. 13 and Aug. 20; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21.
All training sessions are mandatory and there are no makeup dates. Following the training, volunteers are expected to commit to a year of volunteer work at an average of six hours per week.