Alachua County Crisis Center Seeks Crisis Line Volunteers
January 6, 2022
Press release from Alachua County
The Alachua County Crisis Center seeks volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. The next training class begins on Saturday, January 22, 2022. After the initial session, training continues for seven weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There is no fee for training, and applicants do not need to possess specific degrees or certification. Training is held online and can be done remotely. After training is complete, the Crisis Center asks for a commitment of 24 four-hour shifts.
“Volunteers learn active listening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, community disaster response, and more,” said Alachua County Crisis Center Director Alexandra Martinez. “Volunteering is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and gain life-enhancing communication skills.”