Article categories: Unpublished. - Posted on: March 8, 2018. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Volunteers: Register for Free Crisis Volunteer Training for Hotline

Training session begins:  mid-March for 6-week, 45-hour specialized volunteer training
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 is going on now for Network of Victim Assistance’s upcoming evening 6-week, 45-hour specialized volunteer training that starts in mid-March.

The training qualifies participants to serve on the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline operated by NOVA, which supports victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and delivers crime prevention education programs to young people and the elderly. 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 in evening classes at NOVA’s Jamison office, dates and times to be announced. 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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