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Suicide Prevention Hotline Needs Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, by Jannus, Inc. needs volunteer Crisis Phone & Text Responders for all shifts, especially evenings and weekends.  

The ISPH team trains volunteers — laypersons or professionals in the greater Boise area — to become crisis phone workers.  The next training course begins May 2, and completes May 27th.   Orientation & screening sessions, tours and listening shifts for prospective volunteers are ongoing in April.  ISPH provides excellent training, experience and supervision.  

Volunteer Crisis Responders receive 50+ hours of training and apprenticeship, including 14.5 CEU’s, and commit to one 4 ½-hour phone room shift per week for one year. Hotline volunteers learn, develop and practice critical and highly marketable “soft skills” of active listening and communication while helping fellow Idahoans in need, in the professional and supportive environment of our Boise phone room 

To learn more contact Sharon Lightning at 208-813-3070/ slightning@jannus.org or Nina Leary at 208-401-8327/  nleary@jannus.org  or visit https://www.idahosuicideprevention.org/volunteer/ to apply.  

CONTACT:

John Reusser

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

jreusser@jannus.org