BR Crisis Intervention Center offers many opportunities to volunteer and help your community.
Volunteers are the foundation of the Center! Without them it would be impossible to provide our services. Volunteering for any of the programs at BRCIC has many rewards, including giving back to the community, building communication skills, increasing self-awareness.
If you would like more information on any of the opportunities listed below, please call (225) 924-1431.
Crisis Intervention Services (The PHONE and Crisis Chat)
Our volunteer crisis counselors help those in the community who are searching for emotional support and may be in crisis. These services include The PHONE, a 24 hour crisis telephone line, and Crisis Chat, an online instant messaging program. The main qualifications we are looking for in our volunteers include the ability to be caring, empathetic and nonjudgmental.
Crisis Intervention Services training:
- involves active listening, crisis theory and intervention, suicide and violence assessment and community resources
- occurs 3 times a year
- approximately 60 hours
- volunteer commitment of 12 hours per month for at least 6 months.
- volunteers must be 18 years or older
To volunteer for the crisis lines, please click here for an application packet.
Please Click Here for our Spring 2014 crisis line training schedule.
Traumatic Loss Outreach
The Traumatic Loss Outreach program is made possible through a partnership between BRCIC and the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office and offers immediate emotional first aid to those in our community who have experienced or witnessed a death by a traumatic event. The traumatic events may include, but are not limited to such things as drownings, vehicular crashes, accidental shootings, drug overdoses, and suicide. The outreach is activated at the Coroner’s discretion for those impacted by the event. For more information about this program, not just volunteer opportunities, please click here.
Trained volunteers responding to the scene can offer support to the bereaved, while allowing the medical/law enforcement personnel to concentrate on their duties. In addition to immediate response, this program offers follow-up support and links families to local resources.
Traumatic Loss Outreach training:
- includes active listening, appropriate response to grief (what to say and NOT say), community resources, and experiential learning
- volunteers must be 21 years or older
Volunteer opportunities* include:
- immediate scene response
- follow-up written or telephone communication
- other volunteer opportunities
*All volunteer opportunities require Traumatic Loss Outreach training
To volunteer for the Traumatic Loss Outreach Program, please click here for an application packet.
For specific questions about the Traumatic Loss Outreach program or other information, feel free to email: email@example.com