Click here to fill out the CALL Volunteer application online.
In June of this year WAVE received a grant from the New Mexico Department of Health to operate a crisis line. The CALL, which will be a 24-hour crisis line for southern New Mexico is scheduled to be fully operational by August and is currently accepting applications for volunteers to operate this important community resource. A forty hour training will be provided late January - early February, with subsequent sessions throughout the semester. Volunteers will be expected to cover a minimum of one four hour shift per week.
Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering for the CALL.
"There are good reasons for working at the CALL center. The main reason is that I personally knew three people who took their own lives. I did not know they had problems because I did not know what to look for. Now, with our CALL training and background, we can help people both in our daily situations as well as those who call in to the crisis line. I realize I’m only a small part of the whole picture, but I can be the one who makes a difference in someone's life. Doing something for the community by answering incoming calls has huge rewards for me. Lately, I have been going up to homeless people and handing them five dollar bills and the number of the CALL." - Hezekiah
"I am retired but still want to utilize my spare time. The majority of calls we receive are not suicides but a crisis that is very important to our callers. These calls help someone get though tough days and you'll get satisfaction by knowing you helped. All volunteers need is compassion and the ability to listen. You'll be trained in the basics but your personality and compassion will shine through. Trust me; you'll get back more than you put out." - Bob
"Every time I get off the phone with someone, I feel like that person's life has benefit by our connection. I feel more empathy for their situation and know that even a simple conversation can help someone feel better. You can't beat that sense of reaching out to others in this way." - Bruce