Agency Update - March 16th, 2020
Following the direction of the government DSLG has made the decision to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the individuals we are supporting and staff. In keeping the safety of our individuals and staff as a top priority, we will transition to a reduced service/working from home model to mitigate the risk to all effective immediately until April 5th. 2020. We will reevaluate the risks throughout this period and extend the time frame if necessary. This means all location doors will be locked and face to face interactions will be limited. If you receive supports from DSLG your coordinator will be in contact with you throughout this period and support you in the safest way. Please know we will still continue to operate and provide services and supports as best as possible.
Distress Centre Volunteer Opportunities
This confidential and anonymous service is provided by nonjudgmental and empathetic volunteers. All volunteers are trained to be active listeners and to allow callers to talk about their issues, explore options with the callers and provide support
As a volunteer you are a catalyst for positive change in our communities. Our goal is to empower others through active listening, which prompts self-growth, development, communication and independence. If you are looking to make a difference in someone's life please fill out the volunteer application.
People from all walks of life are invited to apply.
All volunteers are provided with the following:
A 14 hour Training Course
A Comprehensive Training Manual
A Resource Library
Two - Day Living Works Suicide Intervention Training Workshop (ASIST)
On-line training, workshops, and webinars
A Reference Letter after completing 36 shifts
Volunteers Are Asked To:
Complete all Training Provided
Work 1-3 Shifts a month for a minimum of a 6-12 month commitment
Be punctual and reliable (other volunteers and callers depend on you)
Provide a non-judgemental active listening services to those in emotional need