Family Support Council will hold crisis line training |

Family Support Council will hold crisis line training

Staff reports

Would you like to help someone in your community and never have to leave your home? Family Support Council may have the perfect volunteer job for you.

The Family Support Council of Douglas County is recruiting volunteers for the 24-hour crisis hotline. Volunteers attend 24 hours (six weeks) of training beginning Saturday, Feb. 24, and ending April 3.

The training will encompass the dynamics of domestic violence, profiles, why women stay, crisis intervention, sexual assault, suicide and information and referrals.

“Crisis line volunteers are people with a genuine desire to help others. The most essential quality a volunteer can possess is to be an effective listener and communicator,” said Becky Smokey, coordinator. “Volunteers help the caller explore choices, solutions and alternatives.”

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may call 782-8692 for information.