Guam - As the holiday season approaches, the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center is recruiting volunteers from the community to assist as responders for the Holiday Crisis Hotline between December 2014 and January 2015. The Holiday Crisis Hotline is a public service aimed at providing safety and assistance through verbal interventions to callers who find it extremely difficult to get through the holidays.

Hotline volunteers will be trained to provide immediate crisis intervention and to make referrals to other available services that may be needed such as emotional support and safe transportation to avoid driving under the influence.

For individuals, groups or organizations who wish to volunteer their time and resources can contact GBHWC's Prevention and Training Branch (Peace Office) at 477-8861 or 477-9079 through 9083. An initial screening of volunteers will be conducted over the phone.