We typically recruit new volunteers during the first month of every semester. We do not require any previous counseling experience, because all of our volunteers are required to complete a semester of training before taking calls. We are looking for CU students who are open-minded, dedicated and empathetic.
We require a commitment of two semesters (one semester of training and one semester of call-taking) from our volunteers. Volunteers are required to attend one training night ( 6pm - midnight ) per week and one weekend night ( 9pm-2am ) per month as well as monthly staff meetings. In most cases, our volunteers are able to choose the training night that will work best with their schedule.
We hold info-sessions at the beginning of every semester. If you have any further questions, email the directors at CUHL@colorado.edu Please do not call our support line with questions about volunteering.