Adult Help Line: 972.233.2233
Youth Help Line: 972.233.TEEN
Answer The Call!


Volunteers are the backbone of CONTACT - generously giving their time to provide a listening ear to those in need. We are always looking for compassionate, caring individuals who want to dedicate some of their time to helping other people. Becoming a CONTACT volunteer affords you the opportunity to reach out to your neighbors in need, while providing vital crisis intervention and prevention care to thousands of community members in crisis. CONTACT telephone volunteers are here not to give answers or advice to callers, but to listen to and empower the callers to make decisions for themselves.

CONTACT offers a comprehensive training course for potential volunteers throughout the year. In addition to providing the skills necessary to effectively help callers, the training course also teaches life-enhancing communications skills that can be invaluable to volunteers in their own personal and professional lives. There is a $75 fee to take the course ($55 for Senior Citizens). We are happy to arrange scholarships if necessary.
For more information about becoming a CONTACT volunteer or to request a volunteer application, please call 972-233-0866 or
e-mail us. You can also download an volunteer application packet by clicking here.

Click here for volunteer Frequently Asked Questions.

2008 Training Sceudule

January/February   July/August
     
Tuesday and Thursday evenings   Weekdays
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM   9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
January 5 – February 12   July 21-August 1
(1/15, 1/17,1/22, 1/24, 1/29, 1/31, 2/5, 2/7, 2/12)   (7/21, 7/23, 7/25, 7/28, 7/30, 8/1)
     
April   September
     
Saturdays   Saturdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
April 5–26   September 6 – September 27
(4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26)   (9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27)
     
June   October/November
     
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings   Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6:30 - 9:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
June 3- 14   October 9 –November 6
(6/3, 6/5, 6/7, 6/10, 6/12, 6/14)   (10/9, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/6)
 

* Additional classes can be formed depending on availability. Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place at CONTACT Crisis Line.