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Summer Training Part I: July 2024 Prospective Volunteer Crisis Counselor Training

Are you passionate about helping others going through difficult times?

Do you consider yourself to be a good listener? 

Response is seeking volunteer crisis counselors and will offer a free training program to those interested in becoming the caring voice on the other end of the phone or online chat. 

A 1-year commitment of 4 hours a week is required. Training for all programs include lecture, role-playing exercises, and private and group supervision. We are always looking for counselors who are bilingual in Spanish and English. You must be good with technology and dedicated to ongoing skills development. You must have access to strong WIFI, a laptop or a desktop with a camera, a smartphone, the ability to focus privately for 4 hours once a week for 1 year.

The dates for our remote, online training presented by Response Leaders and Trainers:


  Every night from M July 15- F July 19 + M July 22-F July 26th - must attend every night from 6pm-9pm

 Use your laptop/desktop computer with your camera on, we will send you an email to invite you to join a video-chat meeting

Our IT staff will help attendees download and test prior to the training. 

If selected to continue with Part II of Response's training, you are then paired with an office trainer for a weekly 4 hour shift where you receive one-to-one instruction and experience. 

  • Those interested in attending the upcoming training can register now to reserve their spot by completing the online volunteer application, found here: www.responsecrisiscenter.org/v... 
  • There are several workshops and mandatory trainings included in Part II held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and August
  • Registration is pending until an application is complete and verification is conducted. 

For Questions contact: 


Rachel R Koerner, M. Ed. Assistant Director of Crisis Services and Operations

rrkoerner@responsecrisiscenter.org    +1 (631) 751-7620

Response is a nationally accredited, non-profit agency providing free, confidential counseling and support 24/7/365. 

Registration is closed for April Volunteer Crisis Counselor Training!
10 nights: M/T/W/Th/F, July 15-July 19, July 22-July 26th Every Night — 6:00pm-9:00pm
Complete Registration Volunteer Application

Email: rrkoerner@responsecrisiscenter.org or Call: (631) 751-7620 and ask for Rachel

Every Brilliant Thing : Fall 2023 Series

Theatre Three and Response Crisis Center


Sun. Sep 17, 7pm. - Sat. Sep 23, 3pm. - Sat. Sep 30, 3pm
Sun. Oct 1, 7pm. - Sat. Oct 7, 3pm. - Sun. Oct 8, 7pm

For Tickets:
Call 631-928-9100

Jeffrey Sanzel returns with EVERY BRILLIANT THING this for 6 PERFORMANCES this fall!!! Join us for this heart-wrenching, hilarious story of depression and the lengths we will go for those we love. Presented with unflinching honesty, the play perfectly balances the struggles of life while celebrating all that is “truly brilliant” in living each day.

Fifty percent of the gross proceeds of this production will benefit Response Crisis Center

*CONTENT WARNING: Although the play balances the struggles of life while celebrating all that is "truly brilliant" in living each day, Every Brilliant Thing contains depictions of depression, self-harm, and suicide. The show briefly describes a character's attempted suicides and death by suicide. We recommend only audience members 14+ attend, and remind audiences to attend this program with their personal experiences in mind. As always, if you or somebody you know is struggling, we are here to talk 24/7. Call our local hotline at 631-751-7500 or call/text 988 to be connected to a crisis counselor*

TheatreThree.com/everybrilliantthing2.html Call 631-928-9100