Lines for Life has open spots for their upcoming volunteer training in April! This is a great chance to gain some real-world experience helping individuals in suicidal crisis as well as those seeking substance abuse treatment. They also have a youth line and two military lines.
In addition to clinical supervision for CADC students, they offer 56 hours of professional training, an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certificate and 225 hours towards ACCBO Certification. They do require a commitment of at least one 4 hour shift per week for 1 year or the equivalent of 200 hours. Any person who completes the training and volunteer commitment will walk away as a competitive applicant to graduate programs in psychology, licensing programs for addictions treatment and many other realms of helping professions.
They run two orientation sessions each month for potential volunteers. The orientation, which is held at their office on Macadam, lasts for one hour and provides an overview of their program. The next orientations are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th at noon and Wednesday, March 20th at 6 PM. Those interested should contact Debbie Zwetchkenbaum at 971-244-4622 or at DebbieZ@linesforlife.org.