Crisis Intervention and Referral Specialist (Crisis Line Volunteer)
The goal of the Crisis Intervention and Referral Specialist is to use active listening skills to bring about a positive change in the emotional state of the caller from the time initial contact is made to the time the call is concluded. Callers seeking information or referral will experience increased awareness of the resources that are available in the community as a result of calling the Help Center hotline.
Please view the details of our Volunteer Training Program to understand the time commitment and training involved to become a Crisis Line Volunteer. After completing our training program, volunteers are asked to commit to 6-9 months of weekly 4-hour shifts.
This is a service whereby we make daily telephone calls to elderly or disabled individuals who are basically homebound and alone. For some, we are their only contact with the outside world and it gives us great joy to provide this for them. Once you are successfully trained, there is even an option to do this from home! Must be available from 8-11am one day a week.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors oversee the Help Center in addition to Sacks Thrift (two local thrift stores that benefit the Help Center). To inquire if we have any board member openings, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Fundraising Events
The Help Center has two annual fundraising events, Holiday Festival of the Arts & Empower. We can always use volunteers to assist in the planning and implementation of these two events.
Volunteer your Professional Services
If you have skills or services that you think may be of use to the Help Center, please consider donating your time and energy to us! We are currently looking for professionals in carpentry, painting, and general shelter maintenance and upkeep. If you would like your service to be “on call” such as computer help, electrical problems, snow removal, roofing, plumbing etc., please let us know.
First step to becoming a volunteer:
Download a volunteer application: Word document or pdf
Email completed application to: email@example.com
snail mail it:
421 E. Peach Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
What our current volunteers say about their experience:
"I felt drawn to The Help Center in 2006 after a lifetime of wondering why people always felt compelled to tell me their troubles. I always thought I must have had some gift. When I read in the newspaper that the Help Center was looking for volunteers, I applied, knowing that if they would have me, I had found a home. Four years later, I still enter the Help Center, wondering if this is the night I will make a difference in a life. The things I have learned from the Help Center staff have been applied to my life over and over again."
"Volunteering at the Help Center is very rewarding. I have been volunteering about 10 years and always look forward to my volunteer shift. The staff is a wonderful group with a big heart. I admire how they are always are reaching for new ideas to reach the heart of people. The staff and volunteers are a big family, working together."