Crisis Line Volunteer

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Position description: 

Volunteers provide non-judgmental emotional support, referral information and crisis intervention to a diverse population of callers in distress. The Crisis Line operates from 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.
Volunteers must commit to 4 hours on the Crisis Line every week for 100 hours (all training excluded). this includes one 8pm-midnight shift each month.

Deliverables/Duties: 

 

 

Qualifications: 

Volunteers must be 19 years or older. Have a good command of spoken English. Non-judgmental, able to listen well, be committed and reliable, willing to learn, Must have successfully completed Chimo's Crisis Line training.

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
Additional Information: 

No experience necessary. Over 50 hours of comprehensive training provided in basic counselling skills, and other topics including addictions, mental health, abuse, and crisis intervention.

Volunteers receive a certificate and are eligible for job and school references after commitment period is fulfilled. Requires Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check

How to apply: 
Application form available on website at www.chimoservices.com
Contact person: 
Vanessa Tsang, Coordinator Crisis Line
Contact phone: 
604-279-7089
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Family & Children
Health, Social Services
Mission:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
12
Position start/end date:
6 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Crisis Lines Office
Richmond, BC