Crisis Line Volunteer

Supervisor: Kathy Shelton

E-mail: kathy-shelton@utulsa.edu

Telephone: 918-631-3535

Number of students requested to fill above position: 1

Duties of the Position: To assist abuse victims calling the 24 hour Crisis Line in decision making for change and provide information on DVIS/Call Rape programs and services.  Be available at home or by cell phone to be connected to a call forwarding system at assigned times.  Be a resource person in regard to community services.  Be a referral/information/support person.  Assist callers in crisis in finding their own solutions.  Agree to work a minimum of 2 crisis lines shifts per month.

Skills Required to Perform the Position: Must be 18 years of age; complete volunteer application and pre-interview questions; successfully pass OSBI background check; sign and abide by DVIS/Call Rape confidentiality agreement; have phone availability; proven written, and especially, verbal communication skills; reside in Tulsa or surrounding areas. Must be able to verbally communicate effectively and with empathy for victims of abuse.

Recommended Student Classification Level: IV

Beginning and Ending Dates of the Position: August 25, 2014- May 7, 2015

Hours Per Week: Variable