Training starts every year in October! Contact New Horizons Crisis Center to become a volunteer advocate.
At New Horizons Crisis Center, you can make a difference. We are always looking for caring people to become volunteer advocates to staff our 24-hour crisis line.
When someone is in crisis or has a situation and they are not sure where to turn, New Horizons Crisis Center’s 24-crisis line is an available resource. The crisis line is a vital link to agency services as well as community resources and referrals. Staffed by volunteer advocates, the crisis line is answered when the agency offices are closed.
New Horizons volunteer advocates come from all walks of life; college students and community members alike. Volunteer advocates come from the NHCC service area of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, and Redwood counties.
Annual training is held in October of each year and includes computer-based modules. Part of the training can be done on your own time through the computer-based modules and then trainees meet once a week for five weeks to hear community speakers and to role play possible calls during our face-to-face training held during the fall.
If you would like more information about committing your time and talents to advocacy work, please call any of the New Horizons offices.
As a volunteer advocate, the following criteria must be met: