Crisis Line Volunteers

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Crisis Line Volunteers 2019-05-20T17:53:53-04:00

Training starts soon. -seats available, register today!

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and our local CARE Line need volunteers like you.
Training Class #1903
June 8 and 9 from 9a to 5p each day.  (Sat and Sun)
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June 22 and 23 from 9a to 5p each day  (Sat and Sun)
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ASIST on July 20 and 21, 830a to 430p each day. (Sat and Sun)*

 
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Training Class #1904
July 13 and 14  from 9a to 5p each day (Sat and Sun)
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July 16 and 18 6p to 10p (Tues and Thurs)
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July 23 and 25 6p-10p  (Tues and Thurs)
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ASIST on July 20 and 21 (Sat and Sunday)*

* ASIST training is July 20 and 21 for both the June and July training cohorts.

These training will be at our Oak Ridge offices. (Our Fall class at UTK will begin in August.)

If you’ve already completed an application then simply email us at office@contactlistens.org and we’ll reserve a seat for you. If you haven’t applied, enter your name and email below for more information. Then look for an email with detailed information (please check your “junk” email folder).

Please contact me (bruce@contactlistens.org) or our Crisis Services Coordinator (scott@contactlistens.org) if you have any questions or if we can be of any help as you consider training and volunteering.

Hope to see you in class!

Warm Regards,
Bruce

If you knew you could save a life, just by listening, would you?

If your answer is “yes” then we invite you to join the fight against social isolation and suicide.  It’s a big commitment; but its also a chance to make a huge difference for someone reaching out for help.  Your empathy, and willingness to be involved, are all you need.  We provide the training and resources.

Provide your name and email address below and we’ll send additional information.

Completion of volunteer training is the first step to becoming a CONTACT Care Line Crisis Line Specialist and responding to calls on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).  Our “Art of Active Listening” training provides hands-on experience helping people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The training program teaches powerful listening skills everyone can use in their daily lives with family, friends, and co-workers. It enables participants to develop empathetic, non-judgmental listening techniques. This training offers important information about how to respond to a variety of problems in skilled, helpful ways. Practice sessions in a supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere help participants begin to use their new skills and gain confidence as they discover the value of constructive, caring listening and responding. In addition, students complete the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and learn an evidence-based model for providing suicide first aid.

The Art of Active Listening training requires active participation in large and small group discussion, role-play activities, and apprenticeship observation. Course requirements also include independent reading, written reflections, and practice role-plays.

Enter your name and email address above, hit submit, and we’ll send you detailed information to help you decide if this is the right volunteer opportunity for you.

For questions about our training programs, please call the business office at 312-7450 or email us by clicking the button below.