The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. The next training class begins on Saturday, May 18, 2019. After the initial full-day session, training continues for six weeks on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm. There is no fee for training, and applicants to do not need to possess any specific degrees or certification. Training is held at the Alachua County Crisis Center, 218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville). After training is complete, the Crisis Center asks for a commitmenet of 24 four-hour shifts.
Volunteers learn active listening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, community disaster response and more. Volunteering is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and gain life-enhancing communication skills.
For more information, contact Alachua County Crisis Center Training Coordinator, Jan Greene at 352-264-6782.
If you have a disability and need
an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public
meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at
(352)374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users, please
call 711 (Florida Relay Service).