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Do you want to be a volunteer

***Please note that the training sessions for Summer 2014 are complete but you can attend the preliminary and obligatory information session right now if you want.

Helping prevent suicide as a volunteer with Suicide Action Montreal is an especially rewarding experience on many levels. In addition to receiving in-depth training in crisis intervention, you will be part of a team of 150 people who promote the same values of community and solidarity. You will also be part of the solution to suicide, which is a serious problem in Quebec.

Criteria for volunteering:

- Being 18 years old or older.
- Being able to express yourself in French (written and spoken). Bilingualism is an asset.
- Being able to easily establish good interpersonal relationships: know how to communicate with others and understands their needs.
- Have good listening and communications skills: understand the speaker’s message and clearly communicate the relevant information orally or in writing.
- Empathetic: able to put yourself in the place of others, perceive what they are feeling.
- Being able to intervene gently, with respect and confidentiality.
Diplomatic. Communicate in a friendly, courteous manner.
- Well-balanced person.
- Willing to volunteer for 150 hours (four hours per week).

Once you have been accepted, you receive practical and theoretical training, and work with an experienced volunteer for your first few telephone shifts. You are free to take various training workshops that are held throughout the year. Regardless of when you are helping someone in distress, you can count on the support of an employee. We want to help you help others!

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Vickie Perron at 514 723-3594 #229

*** Please note that we might not call you back within 10 open days. However, we assure you that we will call you as soon as possible.