Volunteering for the Crisis Centre can be a very rewarding experience. The work, although at times challenging, is very fulfilling. Many people from all walks of life, with many different life experiences and backgrounds, choose to volunteer. You do not need any experience, we will ensure you are fully trained and prepared to answer all calls.
There are many benefits to volunteering with the Crisis Centre. Volunteering brings us into contact with people and issues that we might otherwise not encounter. These experiences can cause us to re-evaluate long-held beliefs and prejudices. In time, new beliefs may arise that are truer to our expanded experience of life.
Volunteering offers career changers opportunities to explore new career fields, try out new skills and gain work experience for their resume.
Also, volunteerism provides many opportunities for leaving a legacy. Through volunteering, one can have a lasting impact on individuals, institutions and even communities.
If you are an empathic, caring individual, interested in giving back to your community, please find out more about volunteering with us. We would love to have you on board!
Here is what some of the volunteers have said about volunteering:
"There are a number of reasons why I chose to volunteer with the Crisis Centre for Northern BC. I wanted to help people in troubling situations, and give back to the community. I also thought that the Crisis Centre was an ideal place to be there to help people who have no one else to turn to. It is also a great place to try something new, and has provided an excellent opportunity to develop friendships amongst the staff and other volunteers."
"Being a volunteer changes your life. It gives you a new perspective, a new way of looking at your own problems when you have a chance to understand others. The training is really beneficial for your own communication skills and relationships. I would encourage people to volunteer at the Crisis Centre. I actually believe that the Crisis Centre training is something that everyone should learn. "
If you are interested in participating in a volunteer training session, please stop by the Crisis Centre 5th Floor, 1600 - 3rd Ave (Native Friendship Centre) and fill out an application form.
Download an application form by clicking one of the links below and drop the completed forms off at the Crisis Centre.
Business Line: 250-564-5736
Sandra Boulianne, Executive Director: 250-564-9658
Megan Usipuik, Program Coordinator: 250-564-9312
Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre for Northern BC
Fifth Floor, 1600 3rd Avenue
Prince George, BC
Accredited by American Association of Suicidology.