The majority of the time commitment for KCCRT volunteers consists of the initial training and the ongoing team meetings.
1 - Your initial training totals 6 hours of online education and four (4) days of classroom training. During the four-day training you will receive Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Group Crisis Intervention, KCCRB Orientation, and other specialized training as needed.
2 - Team meetings are held 3 times a year in your region. Once a year KCCRB holds a training where all regions get together and practice their skills. This event is called the Annual Team Training.
In the event of a large-scale disaster the service you provide is being a credential volunteer with the state who is prepared to respond. When a disaster occurs you will be notified and requested to share your availability for 8-12 hour shifts in the days and weeks after a catastrophic event.
Going on responses with KCCRT will vary greatly depending on your discipline, your assigned region, the amount of requests we receive, and your availability. Often peer support responses are 2-4 hours, and notification of responses can be 2 to 24 hours ahead of time depending on the event.