HELPING CITIZENS IN CRISIS
Join the team and start making a difference.
26 years of
"A life-changing volunteer position..."
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc.
Since 1994, our volunteers have been providing compassionate support to individuals in crisis, right here in Clark County.
We are always looking for compassionate individuals who are ready to take the next step in serving their community.
The Training Academy
The academy will teach you the five Emotional First Aid skills of reaching out, protecting, reassuring, organizing and reinforcing. It is taught with the help of rescue personnel and mental health professionals. Becoming a volunteer requires the 36 hours of training, a three-month field-training program, plus mandatory 3-hour continued education classes once per month.
For more information, click here to read a letter from the founder.
Due to the high-sensitivity of work involved with our organization, all volunteers must meet the following requirements:
Must be 18-years-old or older
Clean driving record
Clean criminal history (complete background investigation will be performed)
Commit to (3) 12-hour shifts per month
Attend monthly Continuing Education meeting
Attend 36-hour training academy
Must be able to remain in an upright stationary position for extended periods of time.
Must be able to move unassisted, including occasionally being asked to ascend/descend stairs and traverse uneven and/or rough terrain.
Must be able to move and position self onto floor and back to upright position.
Required to work both indoors and outdoors, and may be exposed to sun, rain, snow, and extreme heat or cold.
May be asked to travel to and work from Lake Mead Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon, or other outdoor areas.
Required to be able to exchange accurate information with others, including direct and over the telephone.
May be required to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds to a height of 3-4 feet and move short distances.
Ability to tolerate a variety of potentially unpleasant sights and smells in a stressful / emotional environment
We are excited to announce that our Fall 2020 Training Academy dates have been scheduled.
Training Academy dates:
October 14, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 15, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 17, 2020 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
October 18, 2020 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 20, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
October 21, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
October 22, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please note that all class dates must be attended.
Registration for the Fall 2020 Training Academy is now closed.