LOS ANGELES - Have you been told you are a good listener? Are you usually the one to comfort your friends and family in difficult times? Do you want make a difference in someone's life? The Mayor's Crisis Response Team is looking for kind and compassionate Angelenos to join the team.
The Mayor's Crisis Response Team, established in 1992, currently has more than 250 trained volunteers who respond to all areas within the city of Los Angeles. CRT volunteers respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Fire departments. CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel, and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents, including homicides, suicides, traffic fatalities, officer involved shootings, death notifications, infant deaths, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents.
The nine-week training program provides volunteers with information, training and support to be able to respond to crisis situations as a member of the CRT. Volunteers must be available to be on-call 36 hours a month and to be deployed within their respective bureaus. A minimum of a one year commitment is required and you must be 21 years of age to apply.
Applications for the next training program are due by Feb. 22. Click here to apply.
For more information about the Crisis Response Team, visit www.lacrt.org.