Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for Crisis Services. To provide the community with these services 24 hours a day and 365 days a year we rely on our staff as well as our wonderful group of volunteers. Our volunteers are a very important part of our services and we could not offer these vital services if it were not for the hard work and devotion of our volunteers!! We thank you for your interest and hope you will agree to join the Crisis Services Team.
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Crisis Services Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteering with the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP), Crisis Services 24 hour hotline, located in Buffalo, NY. By volunteering with the 24-hour hotline you would be afforded the opportunity to help others in times when they need someone the most – in their time of crisis. The hotline responds to calls 24 hours a day on a wide variety of issues and also acts as the hub of the agency filtering the calls for the other programs. To become a member of the Crisis Counseling Team you must go through an extensive training program that provides you with the important information and necessary skills that you will utilize as a phone counselor.
To Volunteer for the 24 Hour Hotline, please Click Here. The next round of training for CCP Volunteers will be held in June 2018, apply today! Dates for the June 2018 training session are:
Thur., June 14th 5pm-9pm
Sat., June 16th 9am-3pm
Tue., June 19th 5pm-9pm
Thur., June 21st 5pm-9pm
Sat., June 23rd 9am-3pm
The Advocate Program is the Rape Crisis Center for Erie County and can offer many services to any individual in the county who is affected by the trauma of family violence, rape and sexual assault. The most valuable service we provide is 24 hour crisis intervention to assault victims, significant others and their family in 11 emergency departments in Erie County. To become a part of the Advocate Team we have an extensive training program which provides information on the dynamics of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, the medical and legal aspects a survivor encounters, and the emotional impact a survivor may experience after a sexual assault or domestic violence incident.
To Volunteer for the Advocate Program, please click here and apply today!
Dates for the July 2018 40-hour Training:
Monday, July 9th 5p-9p
Tuesday, July 10th 5p-9p
Thursday, July 12th 5p-9p
Monday, July 16th 5p-9p
Wednesday, July 18th 5p-9p
Thursday, July 19th 5p-9p
Tuesday, July 24th 7p-9p
Wednesday, July 25th 7p-9p
Saturday, August 4th 9a-5p
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