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VOLUNTEER HOTLINE COUNSELORS NEEDED!!!

2-1-1 Big Bend is looking for empathetic community members to help provide short-term crisis counseling, information, and referrals to our callers. No experience is necessary. People who speak Spanish or Creole are especially needed. The full training is provided free.

We are holding Orientation & Interview Sessions for new volunteers on Thursday, September 14th from 7:00 pm-9:30 pm at the Shores Building, Room 006A, on the Florida State University campus, and again on Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 West Park Avenue, Program Rooms A&B. Please attend one of these sessions to learn more about our program.

For more information, please call our Coordinator of Volunteers at (850) 617-6309.

Anyone else want to join with me?

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imoanannoid
Aug. 24th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that. I used to do that kind of thing too. It can be rewarding, and also draining... People want to talk about all kinds of problems and you feel terrible when there's nothing that can be done.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 25th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm somewhat afraid it will be emotionally exhausting-- I've been through enough of that listening to friends problems. I figure that if I help just one person, it's worth it. It will be nice to volunteer with an organization like this. I'm scared I'm going to turn into some corporate, uncaring
hoover_vac
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
I know a lot of people that do that
Hey, if you want the number of someone that does that, feel free to ask. I know several people that work for 2-1-1.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 25th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: I know a lot of people that do that
Thanks. Anyone that I know?
hoover_vac
Aug. 25th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: I know a lot of people that do that
Nope, just a girl I was sleeping with. Most of her friends do it too. Those overnights are going to be worse now that they're in the new facility. I don't think you can see the tv from your cubical. Oh yeah, and all you can get on the computers is AIM express, so you'll get bumped off and pissed a lot if you use it.
fsukaty1105
Aug. 25th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
My twin sister does it now. The inital training is pretty intensive, Tuesday and Thursday nights for a few hours. Then after getting cleared to take calls, I know you have to do one overnight shift a month. Usually 11PM to 8AM. I know that sister isn't too fond of them. But overall, she really enjoys working there.
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