RESPONDER VOLUNTEER BENEFITS
The personal benefits of your training and subsequent work on our helplines include but are not limited to:
- the opportunity to gain personal insight into your feelings, behaviours and relationships
- the opportunity to gain a new perspective on yourself and your experiences
- the opportunity to feel connected to the other people in your community
- the opportunity to be humbled by our caller’s bravery and courage in the face of struggle
- the opportunity to be a part of a team whose number one concern is the FEELINGS and emotional well-being of others!
The professional benefits of your training and subsequent work on our helplines include but are not limited to the following:
- the development of “customer-service based” communication and active listening skills
- the opportunity to learn crisis risk assessment tools
- the opportunity to learn or enhance basic data collection and word processing computer skills
- a letter of reference for paid/unpaid and/or academic pursuits
- the opportunity for a college or university field placement applicable for social/human/community services programs with a flexible schedule
For some testimonials from some of our past responder volunteer workers, please click here.