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Volunteers: Register for Free Crisis Volunteer Training for Hotline

Training session begins:  March 21, 2017
Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm- 9:00pm (6 week, 45 hour session)
Place:  NOVA’s Jamison Office – 2370 York Road, Suite B1
Cost:  Free
To Register:  contact Julie Dugery, Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach at 215-343-6543 or JulieD@NOVABucks.org

Registration opens February 9, 2017 for the upcoming 6-week, 45-hour specialized training that qualifies participants as volunteers on the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline operated by Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA). NOVA supports victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County. Crisis Hotline volunteers take calls during evening and weekend hours; flexible shifts of 2, 4 or 6 hours per week are available.

The comprehensive training in crisis counseling, presented free of charge by NOVA professionals, provides volunteers with the skills and information to appropriately respond to hotline calls, as well as to support victims during emergency room visits or police interviews.

The next 6-week training session is offered at NOVA’s Jamison office beginning in mid-March with evening classes held 6:00pm-9:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those wishing to volunteer must register in advance in order to participate and to allow time to process each registrant.

To register or for information on these trainings and other volunteer opportunities with NOVA, please call Julie Dugery, Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach, at 215.343.6543, or email JulieD@NOVABucks.org or to go www.novabucks.org/getinvolved/.

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