Volunteering At The Crisis Centre

Volunteering at the Crisis Centre is a great way to make a contribution to your community.

Being a volunteer changes your life

It gives you a new perspective, a new way of looking at your own problems when you have a chance to understand others. The training is really beneficial for your own communication skills and relationships.

Please consider volunteering at the Crisis Centre!

Upcoming Training

The Crisis Prevention, Intervention & Information Centre for Northern BC offers volunteer training three to six times a year depending on demand. If you are interested in taking this valuable training and are eager to help people in crisis, please fill out an application and email it to the Program Coordinator at program.coordinator@crisis-centre.ca. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will be contacted for an interview.

Volunteer training sessions are ongoing, and we are always accepting applications. Training is delivered through a flexible remote platform, meaning we are able to offer training much more efficiently and frequently. We accept candidates across the entire region of Northern BC, and offer the option to do lifesaving work from home.

The training program is completely free and includes the globally recognized Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop certification.

FAQ:

1. How long does training take?

Training takes roughly 70 hours to complete. For most volunteers training is a 6-8 week process.

2. What is the volunteer commitment?

We ask our volunteer candidates to commit to one four-hour shift once a week for a minimum of one year.

3. How are Crisis Responders supported?

We take the wellness of our team very seriously. We provide on shift supervision both on site and virtually to remote responders at all times. Our staff are trained in and encourage regular debriefing through our 24/7 on-call portal.

 

For information about upcoming training dates, call Riley at 250-564-9312 or email: program.coordinator@crisis-centre.ca