Reachout of St. Lawrence County seeks volunteers as crisis counselors for 24-hour hotline
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 6:22 am

Reachout of St. Lawrence County seeks bright, caring people to volunteer as crisis counselors for its 24-hour crisis intervention, information and referral hotline.

Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m.

Applicants must be 18 or older, have reliable transportation to Reachout’s Potsdam office, have at least five hours a week to volunteer, be willing to commit to one year of service, and attend a training weekend the evening of Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9.

Crisis counseling experience is not required.

Reachout’s volunteers strive for warmth, empathy, open-mindedness and respect as the agency handles 30,000 phone calls a year seeking help on topics including mental health, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and basic needs.

Reachout has an ongoing need for community volunteers.

Interested people can fill out the application online at www.reachouthotline.org/apply, or may call Reachout at 265-2422 to request a paper application.