- Complete application online and submit or download – fill out, complete and return
- Return application :
- Attn: Thomas Hutter
- P.O. Box 800742
- Dallas, Texas 75380
- Office: (972) 233-0866
- FAX: (972) 233-2427
- Background check
- CONTACT Staff member will contact you
Crisis Line Volunteer Specialist Training
2012 Course Schedule
GOALS FOR THE COURSE: The primary goal is to teach the skills necessary for telephone crisis intervention and listening skills. Personal growth and enrichment are inherent to the program. To reach optimum skill level, all lectures and skill groups must be attended and the textbook should be read carefully.
FORMAT: The classroom component (schedule below) includes lecture, discussion and skill group sessions (about 27 hours). Additional components of the training include observation session(s) and supervised internships (13 hours). There is also text material reading requirements outside of class.
All courses are available for bi-lingual (Spanish/English) volunteers.
VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT: CONTACT asks a minimum of two four-hour shifts each month, with an option to serve a weekly shift. Continuing education opportunities are offered and required throughout the year at no charge, along with annual recertification.
COST: $35 or $25 for students and senior citizens (55 +), to help defray costs of background check and training materials. If the fee is an obstacle to your volunteering, please let us know as we do have scholarship funds available.
CONTACT Training Class Schedule 2013
Summer 2013 (May – June)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays:
May 30th, June 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th
Session Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30pm, Saturdays 9am – 5:30pm
Late Summer 2013 (August)
Thursday – Sunday: August 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th
Session Times: 9am – 5:30pm
Fall 2013 (September – October)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Sept. 24th – Oct. 24th
Session Times: 6:30 – 9:30pm
To register for a class or receive additional information, contact Thomas Hutter at 972-233-0866, ext 311 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.