RENO — The Crisis Call Center is seeking volunteers to help provide 24-hour emergency telephone crisis intervention, support, information and referral services for the state. This service is provided free of charge for anyone in crisis, regardless of the nature of the problem, with the intention of offering callers the opportunity to discover learning and growth in their crisis. In addition to the 24-hour crisis lines, the center also operates the Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) program, providing face-to-face crisis intervention and advocacy services for victims of sexual assault in Washoe County and neighboring rural communities.
The Crisis Call Center is now accepting applications for the crisis lines and SASS training sessions starting Sept. 15. Applications are available on the center’s website, www.crisiscallcenter.org, or by calling 784-8085. Trainings are held three times a year with 56 hours of class time and additional hours for hands-on experience. Due to the nature of this work and the diverse issues, attendance at all training dates is required. Volunteers must be 18 or older and be able to commit to a minimum one-year term of service to the program for which they are trained. Each program may have additional specific requirements. Ask for details.