Text Service Crisis Responder

(Kids Help Phone)

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Position ID: V-OSH1138 Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactCommunity and Youth Engagement, Kids Help Phone; Email: volunteer@kidshelpphone.ca
DutiesBe trained to take part in Kids Help Phone Text Service Crisis Response Program * answer texts and provide empathetic support to those young people in need of someone to 'talk' to  
 
Fill out application * be selected for training * get a vulnerable sector check * complete 36 hour online training within six weeks * sign Crisis Responder Agreement, Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy * begin
More Info Linkwww.kidshelpphone.ca/get-involved/participate/call-volunteers-crisis-text-line/
BenefitsBuild the skills for active listening, responding with empathy, evaluating conversations for imminent risk, and safety planning (these are skills that may help in your personal relationships too!)
ClientsYoung People
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term - At least one year commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group - Volunteers will be able to connect with other Crisis Responder volunteers and supervisor ; Virtual Volunteering - Remote access, via your laptop or PC ; Crisis Responders will be trained and will be able to support young people from anywhere in Canada as long as they have a strong, reliable internet connection
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday-Sunday
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Applicable - Virtual volunteering, you will have remote access
LocationA confidential space where you have strong, and reliable internet connection
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
 
200 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is required - 36 hours of online training that will take place over 6 weeks (can complete on your own time)
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsFind the application here https://kidshelpphone.formstack.com/forms/text_service_crisis_responder_application * If selected for training after submitting your application, a vulnerable sector check is required
Agency Details
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Organization NameKids Help Phone
Office PhoneAdministration 416-586-5437
Fax416-586-0651
E-Mailinfo@kidshelpphone.ca
Websitewww.kidshelpphone.ca
Address & Map
439 University Ave, Ste 300
Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8
 
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