CHC Volunteers participated in the 2012 Homecoming Parade posing as SUPERHEROS coming to save YOU! Don't worry these volunteers are prepared to serve members within our community!
Community Help Centre has answered the hotline uninterrupted since 1973. Our original mission was to provide alcohol and other drug intervention, information, and education. Over the years, our hotline services have expanded to include: emotional support, crisis and basic needs intervention, and information and referral to community resources. We use an educational model. This means that we provide unbiased, non-judgmental support and education by validating feelings and positively reinforcing self-knowledge and interpersonal skills. With a drop-in center and 24-hour hotline as our foundation, we work to coordinate and deliver services throughout Centre County. We believe in the investment we are making and have benefited from the training and experience that we have received.
Community Help Centre is a staff-run agency. All staff persons accept responsibility for a
hotline/drop-in center shift that is scheduled on a per-semester basis. In addition, staff persons participate in
policy development and in the administration of day-to-day tasks.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Hotline Counselor must complete and submit an application. Accepted applicants must complete the training program before becoming a staff member. Training consists of two evening classes per week (6:15-9:45pm) and some outside of class activities. The exact days of training will be determined based on the availability of applicants. The classes are held either Monday/Wednesday evenings or Tuesday/Thursday evenings. Training is held 3 times a year during the fall, spring, and summer.
Benefits of volunteering as a Hotline Counselor:
Call 814-237-5855 to learn more about Hotline Counselor positions or stop by 410 South Fraser Street to pick up an application!
Administrative Assistants provide administrative support for our direct-service programs by helping coordinate outreach, responding to non-crisis calls and emails, actively maintaining resources, and engaging in other agency-support projects appropriate to their individual skill sets. For more information email MadiN@communityhelpcentre.co
Along with assisting clients, we also help members in our community who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. Depending on the person's interests, we will work to place them either at Community Help Centre or with another agency in the area. Take thirty seconds to register for an account on The Volunteer Site, or you can call 814-234-8222 or stop in at 410 South Fraser Street to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests!
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