Help in a time of crisis

Volunteers are needed to help others in a time of crisis

The Vernon Crisis Line is in need of people willing to give of themselves to help others.

Volunteers will be trained to answer calls from people in the community who are experiencing crisis.
Crisis Line volunteers offer emotional support, help find referrals and can offer emergency services where necessary.

In 2018, the Vernon site of the Interior Crisis Line Network provided support in more than 6,284 calls.

The Crisis Line offers 40-plus hours of training time.
Once training is complete, flexible scheduling is offered to cover the 24/7 mandate of the service.

“We ask volunteers to commit to volunteering four hours per week. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. We ensure that you are trained and confident to take calls from the Crisis Line, Mental Health Support Line and 1800 Suicide before answering the line,” said Paula Guidi, with the Vernon Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

“This experience could be invaluable to people who are working toward a career in any of the helping professions, or anyone wanting to support people in their community in this valuable way.”

For more information, email Guida at [email protected]

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