Distress Line Volunteer

(Distress Centre Halton, North Halton Office, Distress Centre)

Position ID: V-HVC0008 Last Full Update: 09 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactGail Cartwright, Operations Director, Distress Centre Halton - Georgetown Location; Phone: (905) 877-0655 * Distress Line (905) 877-1211; Email: dcnhalton@bellnet.ca
DutiesAll of our volunteers receive specialized training. They will befriend, listen without judgment and provide support. No problem is too big or too small.
More Info Linkwww.dchalton.ca
BenefitsDistress Centre Halton supports people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.
ClientsDistress Centre Halton is a caring, compassionate, confidential, free service for all ages. People that are lonely, depressed, in crisis or just need someone to listen.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Information & Referral Services ; Life Skills Support ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Telephone Communication
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Caring, sensitive, non-judgmental, good listener, patience. Must be available for training and on a regular basis as scheduled. Dependable.
Commitment LengthLong Term - One year commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Days & Times: Flexible as convenient to volunteer and staff
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Number of PositionsActon: 10 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 10 individual(s) ; Milton: 10 individual(s) 
30 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - Eight weeks from 7:00PM to 10:00PM ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Speakers, workshops and conferences available.
TransportationCar required
Cost$50 for Training Session
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameDistress Centre Halton, North Halton Office, Distress Centre
Office PhoneDistress Lines: 905-877-1211 (North Halton) * 905-849-4541 (Oakville) * 905-681-1488 (Burlington)
Address & Map
Halton Hills, ON
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Mailing AddressPO Box 85 
Georgetown, ON L7G 4T1