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Telephone Crisis Counselor
Volunteer Application

Telephone Crisis Counselor Volunteer Objectives: provide callers in crisis or in need of support with acceptance, compassion and respect in order to lower anxiety and facilitate their innate coping skills; help callers capitalize on their strengths in the prevention of self destructive behaviors or suicide; provide referrals and information about community programs and resources.

All Information Provided Is Considered Private and Confidential

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interest in joining Response. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

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Personal Values

Our callers come from a wide variety of racial, social, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds, represent all levels of physical, mental and developmental ability and identify across the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation. Their belief system, values, and ideals may be different from yours. Options or alternatives the caller may find acceptable may not be acceptable to you. PLEASE ELABORATE ON EACH QUESTION.

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If you are selected as a telephone counselor:

Will you be able to make a one year commitment to Response upon completion of Part Two of your training (if invited) by coming to a four hour shift once a week?*

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Having reliable transportation is a condition of acceptance as a telephone counselor.

References

Please list the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three people we can call for personal/professional references.

References will only be contacted if you are accepted into Part II of the training program. References are held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared outside of Response for any reason.

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Date of Birth (Required for Background Checking)*

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Thank you for your submission! We will get back to you shortly.

Response Crisis Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.