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Information for Volunteers

Certification Requirements

To become certified as a Telephone Crisis Counselor, candidates must:

  • Complete a competency-based course of studies in all required areas of the education program.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours in practicum / apprenticeship.
  • Demonstrate competency in learned skills and the attitudes and personal qualities deemed appropriate to this ministry.
  • Sign a Pledge of Confidentiality.
  • Sign a Commitment to Service.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers who serve as Telephone Crisis Counselors must:

  • Be compassionate.
  • Be able to keep confidences.
  • Have completed certification requirements.

Commitment to Service

Volunteers completing certification requirements are asked to pledge a minimum of 8 hours of service per month for a period of at least one year.

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