CRISIS CLINIC IN CRITICAL NEED OF VOLUNTEERSJune 26th, 2012 by Sally Santana
The Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas is in dire need of volunteers. Program Supv. Kelly Schwab can be reached at 360-415-8515 and can tell you everything you need to know about filling this very necessary function. You may have what it takes to help your community. He recently wrote a Letter to the Editor that read:
“I sometimes find myself wondering if the spirit of volunteerism has been defeated by our too busy lives. I work for the Crisis Clinic of thePeninsulas. We are an all volunteer organization that has been servingKitsapCountysince 1965. We are the third oldest crisis clinic in the country. Our mission is to provide an empathetic nonjudgmental listening ear to the people in need. Currently we are critically short of volunteers and many of our usual recruitment methods do not seem as effective.
When a person volunteers they are giving back to the community they live in. When a person volunteers with us they help make peoples lives better and save lives, I did last night. There is no better way to feel good about yourself than to help someone else.
There are more tangible advantages to volunteering. One that is often missed by people looking for work is that a volunteer job can fill in a blank between paid positions and show employers you were doing something worth. Another benefit is the support and connection with your fellow volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to find friends.
If anyone out there is in emotional pain or having difficulties meeting their basic needs you can call (360) 479-3033 or 1-800-843-4793 twenty-four hours a day and a caring volunteer will answer. It might even be one of our founding mothers who have been volunteering with us for 47 years.”
Pleae give it your consideration.