CONTACT of Mercer County training teaches compassionate listening skills, telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention and more during the 10-week training course. Representatives from community programs speak on a variety of topics. Taking the CONTACT training course is a great way to become a better listener and help other people at the same time. And giving back helps you, too…
When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others – you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.
Classes are open to anyone, 18 years of age or older (and out of high school), who is motivated to help others. Due to the sensitivity of crisis services trainees will be required to sign a release for a criminal background check.
College students are encouraged to enroll in training. It may be possible to get college credit for internships on the HOTLINE by arrangement with college professors.