Contact of Mercer County Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotline | Spring Training
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Become a HOTLINE Volunteer and learn Active Listening Skills.


Help others while helping yourself…

Volunteering can help you:

Become a better listener to family and friends

Increase your self-confidence

Learn how to be a compassionate listener

Become a part of a community

Bring a sense of purpose to your life

CONTACT’S Training Course #90 starts soon.

Training dates are 10 Tuesdays starting February 12, 2019 and running weekly through April 23rd, with NO class on Tuesday, March 19th.

Part 1 of the Training Course: February 12 – March 26, 2019 with NO class on Tuesday, March 19th.  The first six weeks are open to anyone and may be taken without any obligation to volunteer for CONTACT.

Part 2 of the Training Course: April 2 – 23, 2019

Following the sixth class, there are four additional classes for participants who want to volunteer Crisis and Suicide phone lines and/or CrisisChat.  These classes are offered at no additional fee.  Training Part 1 is a prerequisite for Training Part 2.  Completion of Part 2 indicates a desire and willingness to volunteer on CONTACT’S HOTLINE and CrisisChat programs.

Part 3 of the Training Course: April 30 – June 15, 2019

Additional training in CrisisChat and HOTLINE Apprenticeships will be scheduled according to availability of trainers.  A graduation ceremony for participants will be held at a later date.

The training course is offered in morning and evening sessions. 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Mornings)

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Evenings)

Training classes will be held on the second floor of the office building behind the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 S. Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey 08534.  The church parking lot is free and adjacent to the church.

There is a one-time $35 registration fee that includes the training manual and other materials.

Please use the form below to register for training course.

Volunteer. You can make a difference in people’s lives by being there to listen.