Hosted by: Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Hotline Volunteer Training
Family of New Paltz
51 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz
Open to all 16 and over
Are you interested in helping both your local and wider community? Are you that listening ear that friends and loved ones always seem to turn to? Are you interested in using the skills you have and building on your knowledge of helping? Family’s hotline training is just what you’re looking for!
Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. The training is oriented towards personal growth. You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.
Family offers an opportunity to be part of the change you wish to see in the world. Intervention is as simple as answering a phone call or text message at the moment someone reaches out. It is as direct as offering a cup of coffee and a bag of food to someone who is hungry. It takes your skill and the amazing depth of resources Family has gathered over its 45 year history.
The training will be offered at our New Paltz walk-in center, but will qualify you to volunteer at any of our three walk-in centers – New Paltz, Ellenville, or Woodstock. Stop by the New Paltz or Woodstock hotlines to fill out an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 679-2485 for more information.
Please note that all trainings are mandatory
Saturday June 11th, 9am-4pm
Listening and relationship building skills
Tuesday June 14th, 6-9pm
SafeTALK, suicide prevention
Tuesday June 21st, 6-9pm
Domestic Violence training, Shelter and procedures
Saturday June 25th, 9am-5pm Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday June 28th, 6-9pm
History, mandated reporting, imminent risk and safe planning
And another evening either in June or July for Self care, boundaries and ethics.
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!