Volunteer: Make a difference on the Crisis Line

Classes fill up quickly and the application deadline for the next training is Dec. 5.

Kelowna Community Resources has operated the Crisis Line (1-888-353-2273) in Kelowna for over 36 years.

The Crisis Line, a community “safety net”, provides free, confidential telephone services to people looking for a non-judgmental, compassionate ear, emotional support and information about community resources. People of all ages call the Crisis Line for a variety of reasons. They could require information about counselling or their health. They may be concerned about a loved one’s behaviour. They may need help working through a relationship problem. Sometimes they are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Regardless of the reason for the call, over 4,000 callers per year are greeted by a call worker who is sincerely interested and caring and who is committed to being both supportive and empowering.

Volunteering on the Crisis Line is a rewarding experience. Volunteers learn new and useful skills which are particularly of interest to people wishing to develop marketable skills in social services.  Volunteers know that they are truly making a difference when they volunteer and feel that they have the opportunity to continually grow their “helping” skills.

The Crisis Line is looking for genuine, caring and reliable people who are eager to support people in need and willing to learn and grow their listening skills.

The Crisis Line is available 24/7/365 and therefore shifts are flexible and accessible. Volunteers receive training both in a class room setting and in practise sessions on the line.

Training takes place four times a year with the next session beginning in early January.

Classes fill up quickly and the application deadline for the next training is Dec. 5.  For information please contact Janet at 250-763-8058, ext. 233, or email crisisline@kcr.ca.


Just Posted

Kelowna council defers decision on homeless development

BC Housing is revisiting original plan after concerns from local businesses

3% tax hike proposed in West Kelowna

Proposed provisional budget tax hike in line with recent annual increases in the city

Okanagan robbery suspect sought

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an… Continue reading

11-year-old water quality advisory lifted in Glenmore

Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District says Interior Health gave the green light to lift advisory

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Crook’s Corner

A slice of this week’s arts and entertainment happenings in the North Okanagan at a glance

Liberal Hogg wins South Surrey-White Rock byelection over Conservative Findlay

B.C. riding to be represented by non-conservative for first time in decades

Rockets resume road trip with stop in Moose Jaw

Kelowna will be without Dube, Lind and Foote for Tuesday’s meeting with Warriors

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Be ladder safe both at work and home

WorkSafeBC wants you to keep safe while hanging those Christmas lights this year

B.C. overdose deaths surpass 1,200

96 people died of illicit drug overdoses in October

A classic Christmas play with a Kelowna twist

Scrooge is transported to Kelowna in New Vintage Theatre’s new holiday play, opening Wednesday

Crown appeals stay against Jamie Bacon in Surrey Six killings

B.C.’s prosecution service says judge’s decision reveals ‘errors of law’

Most Read