The Crisis Line needs volunteers

PIN Crisis Intervention Society

Volunteer by giving back to the community and add excellence to your communication skills, relationships and career.

The People In Need (PIN) Crisis Intervention Society is now accepting applications and booking interviews for its fall Crisis Line Volunteer training.

Training starts Oct. 28 and is 30 hours in length. You will learn about subjects such as isolation, mental illness, abuse, suicide and other related topics.

“You will experience personal growth and become competent in active listening techniques, empowering others to help themselves and crisis assessment,” said Sharon Durant, Community Education and Program Support for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Partnership with the PIN Crisis Intervention Society.

“Being a volunteer provides you with practical crisis intervention experience that can be used in different areas of your life.”

For an interview or more information, call the program office at 250-545-8074.

The Crisis Line offers short-term emotional support and referrals for people in need and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 250-545-2339.