Teen Volunteers

 

Crisis Helpline Crisis Worker Volunteer

Crisis Workers (CW) provide immediate telephone response to help callers who are trying to manage “daily hassles” or who are experiencing a crisis of any kind, such as depression, health or sexual issues, even thoughts of suicide. CW Training is comprehensive, consisting of lecture, small group activities, role-play and peer supervised Helpline shifts.

Graduates of CWT have called it “intense;” our primary goal is to give trainees every opportunity to learn and experience the skills, helping model and referral strategies they will need to help callers. Training components include:

  • Values Awareness and Tolerance
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Active Listening
  • Stress and Depression
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide
  • Call Documentation
  • Caller Management and Triage Strategies
  • Grief and Follow-up

Training is provided free of charge to qualified candidates. To learn more about becoming a Crisis Worker send us an email.

Crisis Worker candidates must be between 15 ½ and 21 years old, possess good basic communication skills and the willingness to be mentored by their peers.

CW candidates are asked to:

  • Submit a written Crisis Worker Application
  • Complete a brief telephone interview
  • Satisfactorily complete Crisis Helpline Basic Training
  • Complete peer-mentored Observations and Consultations
  • Make a commitment: to volunteer at one (1) shift each week for six months

There is no charge for this life-saving training. If interested, please fill out the helpline application.

 


Peer Helper Team Volunteer

Peer Helper Team candidates must be at least 14 years, have good basic communication skills and be confident and comfortable speaking in front of others.

PHT candidates are asked to:

  • Submit a written Peer Helper Team Application
  • Complete a brief telephone interview
  • Satisfactorily complete KUTO Peer Helper Training
  • Be available to co-facilitate peer helper trainings at other schools

There is no charge for this life-saving training. If interested, please fill out an application.

 


SurvivAbility Volunteer

SurvivAbility One-2-One candidates typically have experienced a personal loss to suicide or other similarly traumatic loss. Candidates must be between 15 ½ and 21 years old, have satisfactorily completed either KUTO Crisis Worker and/or Peer Helper Team training as well as an advanced grief and bereavement workshop.

SurvivAbility candidates are asked to:

  • Submit a written SurvivAbility One-2-One Application
  • Complete personal interview detailing survivor issues and likely grief responses
  • Be available to facilitate One-2-One meetings and adequate follow-up
  • Agree to confer with KUTO staff following One-2-One meetings and follow-ups

There is no charge for this life-saving training. To learn more about SurvivAbility, send us an email.

 

 

Community Outreach Volunteer

Can’t find the time to squeeze in a KUTO program training and short on free time? Become the “face of KUTO” on your campus! Help get the KUTO message out to the community; make sure your school has an inventory of KUTO Helpline wallet cards, post volunteer recruiting posters, spear-head the Yellow Ribbon Project, Winning With Wellness or Saving Our Students; there are lots of ways you can be involved with KUTO in just a few hours a month.

Community Outreach candidates are asked to:

  • Contact the Program Director and complete a brief telephone interview
  • Satisfactorily complete an agency, philosophy and program orientation training
  • Serve as the liaison between your school/group and KUTO staff
  • Be an enthusiastic Ambassador for KUTO!

Interested? Send us an email!