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Top 50 Volunteer Counselor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Volunteer Counselor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Volunteer Counselor resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.2% of Volunteer Counselor resumes contained Crisis Intervention as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Volunteer Counselor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Volunteer Counselor:

1. Crisis Intervention

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  • Performed counseling services for family/personal crisis intervention
  • Served as a volunteer counselor by providing crisis intervention and encouragement to women facing an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Offered supportive listening and crisis intervention for callers.
  • Provide emergency crisis intervention for survivors of suicide and their families, as well as assess clients for risk of suicide.
  • Provide supportive listening, problem solving, suicide assessments and prevention, crisis intervention and information and referrals for callers.
  • Trained as peer-to-peer counselor advocate to respond to crisis intervention, sexual assault, and domestic violence situations.
  • Performed individual counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach for the Youth and Family and Runaway Hot lines.
  • Served as part of an on call emergency response team for crisis intervention within the facility.
  • Provide Callers with free, confidential counseling, crisis intervention, information and referrals.
  • Responded to crisis emails by providing crisis intervention and referrals if needed !
  • Provided helpline callers with crisis intervention, information, and referrals.
  • Included record keeping, one on one and crisis intervention
  • Provided crisis intervention services via telephone to individuals Referred callers to other social service and counseling agencies as needed
  • Provided supportive listening and crisis intervention to hundreds of hotline callers.
  • Worked crisis counseling hotline and performed Crisis intervention counseling when necessary.
  • Offered free individual counseling service to the public Provided crisis intervention
  • Provided Crisis Intervention to people attempted to commit suicide on Yangtse River Bridge
  • Completed 100 hour training program in crisis intervention counseling.
  • Experienced in hotline, crisis intervention counseling.
  • Group Facilitator Crisis intervention Individual Counseling Client Advocate Case Management Criminal Justice Populations

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2. Recreational Activities

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  • Manage and participate in daily recreational activities with patients.
  • Developed academic as well as recreational activities.
  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities, and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
  • Engaged in recreational activities for children and adults with special needs on a one to one basis in an outdoor Christian camp
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities, Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games.
  • Organize and participate in recreational activities and outings, such as games and field trips.
  • Assisted with various recreational activities for a group of about 15 children ages 8-16.
  • Planned, conducted, and supervised recreational activities for students during summer months.
  • Organized and engaged in recreational activities such as games and puzzles.
  • Supervised children and assisted children with homework Participated and organized recreational activities such as dance recitals and arts and craft
  • Supervised age group 3-12 Engaged children in recreational activities
  • Organized sports, and other recreational activities for the summer and day camp programs at South Dade Park.
  • organized recreational activities promoted student interest in recreational activities enforced rules and regulations of the program assisted students with classwork assignments

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3. Domestic Violence

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  • Provided assistance with daily living skills to female victims of domestic violence to promote empowerment and self-sufficiency.
  • Offered support and advocacy for victims of domestic violence during initial legal proceedings.
  • Completed training in crisis evaluation and counseling for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Provided general information on child custody and domestic violence issues.
  • Attended weekly seminars about alcoholism, domestic violence, racism, active listening, poverty, and other oppression related subjects.
  • Provide on-site telephone and office crisis counseling to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Provided counseling and services to victims of criminal domestic violence and assisted with daily operations of the shelter
  • Accompanied survivors of rape and domestic violence to hospital to support and advocate for appropriate services.
  • Trained in the following: sexism, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human development.
  • Conducted short term 10 week counseling sessions with survivors of rape and domestic violence.
  • Participated in training as required for working within the hospital with domestic violence victims.
  • Work with depression, anxiety, marital difficulties, domestic violence etc.
  • Counseled victims of rape, molestation, and other domestic violence.
  • Gained first hand knowledge of advocating for domestic violence victims.
  • Identified needed resources and situations of domestic violence.
  • Counseled clients in distress over domestic violence issues.
  • Worked in ER with domestic violence victims.
  • Conducted domestic violence support group sessions.
  • Transported clients to domestic violence shelter.
  • Counseled child victims of crime and domestic violence Led teamwork, learning and self-defense exercises

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4. Hotline

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  • Served on counseling hotline and assisted callers efficiently and effectively.
  • Required eighty hours of intensive training for Crisis Hotline Certification.
  • Provided hotline referrals and crisis counseling.
  • Interviewed hotline callers and provided information and resources to veterans and active personnel on benefits, retirement, and other issues.
  • Trusted to train and supervise new volunteer team members for hotline operations and data entry.
  • Answer calls from Helpline 211, Parent Helpline, and the national suicide hotline Lifeline.
  • Deliver counseling on a suicidal prevention hotline while callers were going through psychological crises.
  • Provided counseling and advocate for victims of rape and/or assault through hotline calls.
  • Maintained weekly shifts answering rape crisis hotline during high volume hours.
  • Responded to calls from Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center hotline.
  • Helped answer emergency hotline and talked with teen about problems.
  • Manned crisis hotline and submitted necessary logs/reports, as needed.
  • Referred hotline clients to local assistance and support systems.
  • Supervised a buddy shift for a returning hotline counselor.
  • United Way 211, National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Direct teens to appropriate Help Hotlines.
  • Respond to calls which feed in from National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Youth Hotline, and general county Hotline.
  • Conducted suicide assessments for Lifeline and Hotline callers with suicidal ideation, and provided emergency care if needed.
  • COPE Crisis Hotline- Grafton, WI Provided ad-hoc crisis counseling over the telephone
  • Provided hotline telephone counseling Resolved crisis calls Implemented promotional campaign for the hotline counseling service

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5. Suicide Prevention

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Here's how Suicide Prevention is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Responded to individuals in crisis on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as well as adolescents on the Phone-a-Friend Line.
  • Employed procedures for suicide prevention.
  • Provided crisis counseling including suicide prevention on phone, email and in person.. * Executed crisis management procedures as needed.
  • Provided comprehensive telephone crisis counseling to youths and adults Suicide prevention services Offered information and referral services OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

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6. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Provide Psychotherapy for individuals needing mental health services for depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders and needs.

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7. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Provide direct individual counseling services to inmates for increased mental health functioning and positive outcomes including inmates with substance abuse challenges.
  • Provided psycho-education about substance abuse/mental illness diagnoses and symptoms.
  • Maintain a clientele of 5 weekly clients, issues range from abuse to PTSD to anger and substance abuse.
  • Design and implement a combination of spiritual and substance abuse counseling to an average of 10-15 inmates each week.
  • Counseled people with personal problems, suicide, substance abuse, relationships, employment, and other issues.
  • Counseled patients in the substance abuse department and reported all findings to the senior counselors & nurses.
  • Provided outreach and counseling to individuals with substance abuse issues in a variety of settings.
  • Helped counsel mothers and their children with backgrounds in substance abuse and incarceration.
  • Provided substance abuse screening, intake, orientation and group therapy.
  • Convey lectures of substance abuse harm and how to overcome dependence.
  • Assist in training new counselor to Substance abuse program.
  • Explained available substance abuse treatment services to clients.
  • Counseled teenage and adolescents with substance abuse issues.
  • Delivered a 20-week curriculum of psychoeducation about the connection between depression and substance abuse.
  • Provide vocational rehabilitation counselin for substance abuse & homeless clients.
  • Conducted groups at Methodist Hospital for patients of mental health/substance abuse units Weekly contact with substance abusers in a residential program.
  • Trained new counselor to substance abuse program Coordinate additional data needed to assist client in treatment team meetings monthly.
  • Co-facilitated substance abuse, Axis I disorders, and adolescent groups.
  • Assisted with substance abuse counseling one on one with clientsb.
  • Led therapy and psychoeducation groups using expressive arts therapy approaches with clients challenged by substance abuse - Documented and maintained case records

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8. Girls

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Here's how Girls is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Mentored inner city girls aged 8-14 about the importance of positive body image and healthy habits.
  • Help provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for the boys of the boys and girls club.
  • Provided care and supervision for 15 girls, ages 10-12, affected by childhood cancer
  • Facilitated group counseling for young girls aged 7-12 residing in an orphanage.
  • Worked with 10-12 year old girls as a counselor for three weeks.
  • Provide crisis pregnancy counseling to girls of all ages and their families.
  • Supervised five or more girls that are members of First Pres.
  • Help the boys and girls of the boys and girls club resolve conflicts.
  • Help make the boys and girls club a fun place to be.
  • Provided counseling to a group of seventh grade girls on how to handle their feelings in a more positive way.
  • Focused intensively with girls in my cabin of 15-17 year olds who mostly came from the inner city.
  • Conducted arts & Crafts class for girls ages 7-10.Designed and taught weekly tasks for class of six.
  • Organized and directed recreational activities for children aged 7-14 Supervised and cared for sections of 30 girls
  • Organized activities for middle school-high school aged students Supervisor in cabin for middle school aged girls
  • Mentored and helped plan the Bhujangan Leadership Retreat, a Sikh girls' youth retreat.
  • Planned lessons and discussion for a group of 6th grade girls having social issues.
  • Counseled teenage girls about pregnancy; later did abstinence teaching in Calif. schools (Spring,
  • Project Guidance Educational Support Group Leadership (22 girls between the ages of 10-14) Mediation Program Organization

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9. Daily Activities

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Here's how Daily Activities is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Communicated openly with children's parents about daily activities and behaviors.
  • Assisted program heads with and actively participated in daily activities.
  • Assist recreational leader in executing daily activities with children.
  • Assisted campers with severe mental/physical disabilities in daily activities.
  • Implemented daily activities such as study halls, resume writing, career exploration, and group therapy.
  • Cared for and assisted developmentally disabled young adults (ages 18-21) with their daily activities.
  • Supervised and assisted disabled teenagers in daily activities such as eating, toileting, and showering.
  • Assist with daily activities of arts-and-crafts, games, meals and hiking.
  • Assisted in planning, supervising, and coordinating daily activities of campers.
  • Assisted director with daily activities for youth enrolled into the program.
  • Instructed daily activities for groups of children ages 3-13 years old.
  • Lead children in daily activities.
  • Supervised children in their daily activities at day camp Provided a fun and comfortable environment where children could learn and make friends
  • Consulted with teachers to coordinate different activities and plan future events Mentored a homeroom of 20 through their daily activities
  • Supervised daily activities for children ages 8-9 years old Provided assistance in math and science subjects
  • Assure staff and students attended daily activities in a timely manner.
  • Supervised and facilitated group sessions Responsible for reception duties, scheduling and intake Logged all daily activities
  • Checked in campers at the beginning of the day Monitored all daily activities Supervised weekly field trips
  • Summer Program) Job duties: Assist young children with daily activities.
  • Planned daily activities Helped campers with their activities Helped preparing meals Helped with the decorations of venue

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11. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Volunteered as a residential counselor at a sleep-away camp for people with special needs (mild to moderate developmental disabilities).
  • Acted as a camp counselor to children and young adults enrolled in a summer camp for individuals with special needs
  • Counseled numerous campers in summer activities * Maintained the safety of special needs campers * Provided entertainment for campers
  • Worked with campers ranging in ages from 8 to 50 years old and with various special needs
  • Supervised group of 3 special needs kids on multiple 3 day camp sessions.
  • Organize the campers in different groups depending on their special needs.
  • Planned and directed recreational and spiritual activities of special needs campers.
  • Assisted with activities for special needs children at a day camp
  • Camp for children with a range of special needs.
  • Provided special needs staff support in all activities.
  • Educated other campers about special needs and services.
  • Accommodated campers with special needs and disabilities.
  • Assist special needs children at summer camp.
  • Worked with children with Special Needs.
  • Assisted Special Needs Adults on bowling night
  • Volunteered at Special Needs camp.
  • Experience with special needs children.
  • Assist with camp activities Worked with children/special needs children, ages 7-16
  • Performed camp counseling and support for special needs child.
  • Assisted orthopedically-impaired and medically-fragile children Provide leadership and guidance for a group of 8-12 day campers with special needs.

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12. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Serve and preach at para-church organizations, youth retreats, small groups and prisons.
  • Organized small groups of children while transitioning to and from outdoor play.
  • Participated in the feeding program and supervised small groups during day trips.
  • Conducted 'Future Perfect Day' guided visualization within small groups.
  • Key Skills Ability to interact with small children and communicate with them effectively in large or small groups.
  • Facilitated small groups to help underachieving students raise their grades and improve their behavior.
  • course Facilitated small group discussions Observed small groups and provided feedback to MA students on counseling skill development

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13. Support Groups

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Here's how Support Groups is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated support groups for addiction recovery.
  • Participated in support groups and grief counseling sessions with FA affected children and their parents.
  • Cared for children of domestic violence victims so that their mothers could attend support groups.
  • Provided referral information for support groups, therapists and psychiatrists.
  • Provided services for Support Groups through Kids Track
  • Refer clients to hospitals or support groups.
  • Facilitated support groups for addiction recovery.Provide mentoring services and spiritual guidance.Provide individual counseling for those in recovery.
  • Care of infants to teens Support groups for bereavement Intercessory prayers for members

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14. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Educated clients about available community resources when developing long-term treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Assisted individuals in utilizing community resources related to educational or vocational development.
  • Provided information on community resources and volunteer opportunities.
  • Provide information and referrals to community resources.
  • Refer callers to community resources when necessary.
  • Provided referrals to access community resources.
  • Utilized the agency database to assist callers in locating community resources to meet their needs.
  • Addressed housing, education, and employment concerns by connecting individuals to community resources.
  • Referred patients to community resources for Hepatitis B testing and vaccines.
  • Help administer free pregnancy tests and referrals from community resources.
  • Group Facilitator Administered medical and spiritual assessments to clients Facilitated spiritual enrichment groups Taught parenting classes Linked clients to community resources

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15. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Provided counseling, referrals, and information to parents and caregivers seeking emotional support.
  • Offered emotional support and information to women seeking refuge from domestic violence.
  • Implemented and conducted behavioral programs and provided emotional support to clients.
  • Provided emotional support for culturally and economically diverse backgrounds.
  • Provided emotional support through attentive listening.
  • Provide patient and caregiver with companionship and up-lifting, positive emotional support during end of life care of patient.
  • Provide emotional support and case management to (possible) victims of domestic violence.
  • Used various counseling techniques for helping those who were in need of emotional support.
  • Provide emotional support over the phone to callers who are in crisis.
  • Offered emotional support to women in crisis.
  • Provided emotional support, etc.
  • Respond to local emergency rooms when a sexual assault victims comes in for care and provide in-person counseling emotional support.

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16. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Diagnosed clients for mental health disorders, formulated treatment plans and provided mental health assistance that helps clients meet their goals.
  • Completed necessary documentation in the form of progress notes and treatment plans according to agency's policy.
  • Developed recommendations for youth treatment plans based on precedents, research, and best practices.
  • Worked in collaboration with parents ensuring that client treatment plans were being implemented at home.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans based on the clinical needs of the client.
  • Completed assessment paperwork, treatment plans and therapy notes.
  • Complete assessments, treatment plans, and client goals.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and modify when needed.
  • Developed treatment plans and had regular consultations with parents.
  • Completed individualized treatment plans and case notes.
  • Develop and enact treatment plans.
  • Create client centered treatment plans.
  • Developed complex individual treatment plan with learning objectives and interventions Supervise individuals on their individual treatment plans in their problem areas.
  • Developed and implemented individual treatment plans Taught and trained clients in the use of effective coping skills, i.e.
  • Updated clients' records in the computer system Assist drafting several training and treatment plans evaluating the different stages of addiction.

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17. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted weekly counseling groups for inpatient residents Facilitated skill groups for; stress management, anger management and family issues
  • Conduct educational parenting, anger management and healthy family education training.
  • Anger Management and Conflict Resolution.
  • Facilitated groups for Anger Management, Managing Emotions, Relapse Prevention, Relationships and Detox Preparation.
  • Provide Domestic Violence and Anger Management workshops, along with family sessions to facilitate smoother transition.
  • Facilitated psychoeducation groups on topics including anger management, impulse control, life skills, spiritual development, and relationship cultivation.
  • Co-facilitated two anger management groups for middle school students; conducted pre-screening intake interviews to assess appropriateness for group membership.
  • assisted in developing a training/intervention plan for at risk youth; coached children regarding anger management.

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18. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Recommended and helped implement good customer service practices that helped efficiency and customer follow-through.
  • Facilitated workshops and greeted visitors, guests and parents providing excellent customer service.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to campers and their families while ensuring that the children are safe and having fun.
  • Excel in role requiring the ability to provide customer service, administrative tasks, and resolve client issues.
  • Provided superior customer service to staff, parents and the public at large.

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19. Mathematics

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Here's how Mathematics is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Educated children the age 7-8 years of age in mathematics and basic reading.

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20. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Observed caseworkers as they worked with clients to obtain an insight on how social workers perform their duties.
  • Collaborated with clinical social workers when coming up with intervention plans.

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21. Bible

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Here's how Bible is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Inform the client about the parenting, bible study, and relationship classes.
  • Read the bible to the children and help with activities that involved God.
  • Prepare for and teach a 1-hour daily Bible study for each age-group.
  • Coordinate weekly Bible studies for the families in the Battalion.
  • Hosted a summer Bible Club in my home, 2001
  • Provide counseling and bible study to 10+ men.
  • Counseled inmates and taught bible principles.
  • Cared for 10 12 children 24 hours per day for a week at a time Facilitated bible lessons and engaging outdoor activities
  • Conduct a bible study class for children ages 6-10, in a creative, dynamic, transformational atmosphere.

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22. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Answered phone calls and returned messages regarding Medicare/Medicaid assistance.
  • Performed general office duties, record-keeping, filing, counseling sessions, overseeing ultrasounds, and client follow-up phone calls.
  • Facilitated hand-off to resource contacts by arranging meetings, phone calls, emails, and reviewing websites together.
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as taking attendance, editing internal paperwork, and making phone calls.
  • General office duties, including chart & insurance filing, phone calls, & data entry
  • Monitored and followed up on customer s progress with phone calls and personal meetings.
  • Answered high volume telephone calls in relation to counseling inquires and concerns.
  • Organized various office files and papers and answered phone calls.
  • Attended crisis phone calls and referred clients to appropriate agencies.
  • Answer and transfer phone calls to the counseling office.
  • Answer and direct incoming telephone calls - Filing of records
  • Experienced answering crisis phone calls on the National Suicide Hotline.
  • Answer a variety of phone calls and provide references Provide a neutral medium for communication and help for callers Work

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23. Community Service

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Here's how Community Service is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Provided referrals to community services including housing resource, medical assistance, and immigration services.
  • Provided resources of information about community services, referrals, and resources tending to each callers needs.
  • Completed 75 hours of training, 15 hours of supervised shifts, and 200 hours of community service
  • Served for month as volunteer counselor at nursery school to fulfill community service requirement for graduation.
  • Provide information or refer parents to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
  • Contributed over 450 hours of community service, beyond practicum and internship hours.
  • Coordinated with the church's youth organization to perform monthly community service projects.
  • Offered support and community services to teens, women, and couples.
  • Instructed youth ages 7-12 on basketball fundamentals Coached proper safety and sportsmanship Over 100 hours of community service

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24. Positive Role Model

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Here's how Positive Role Model is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Be a positive role model for the youth and enrich them educationally as well as emotionally.
  • Established and maintained rapport with students and served as a positive role model.
  • Served as a positive role model.
  • Assist in building assets in the youth through positive role modeling and community service Special Projects

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25. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Helped clients establish specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals while maintaining a safe environment emotionally and physically.
  • Used empathy and listening skills to provide a safe environment through the implement and enforcement of policies and procedures.
  • Monitor residents to ensure a safe environment and to respond and address to problems and emergencies.
  • Promoted a safe environment focused on healing, personal growth, and goal achievement.
  • Provided a safe environment and meal time during after school program.
  • Make sure that the children are in a safe environment.
  • Fostered healthy and safe environment for all counselor and campers.
  • Provided safe environment for children aged 1-6 Engaged children in social and educational activities Maintained good relationships with parents and teachers

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26. Appropriate Referrals

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  • Provided psychological assessments, intakes, and appropriate referrals to help the parent or child caller.
  • Analyzed clients' needs in order to provide appropriate referrals.
  • Provided crisis/short-term counseling to diverse clients of all ages Made appropriate referrals
  • Answer phone lines to provide crisis support Listen and assess needs of client and make appropriate referrals

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27. Medicare

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Here's how Medicare is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Address and resolve customer's complaints grievances regarding medical billing and treatments, consisting of Medicare and managed care claims.
  • Gather information from current Medicare insurance and find plans that better fit the needs of the consumer.
  • Mandated reporter for possible cases of elder abuse and Medicare fraud.
  • Processed Medicare Part D forms for beneficiaries to obtain benefits.
  • Assist Medicare Beneficiaries to enroll in the Medicare Advantage Plans.
  • Conduct presentations on Medicare, attend health fairs and outreach programs
  • Provide information on assistance programs that work with Medicare.
  • Accept Medicare, Medi-Cal, etc.
  • Compiled records and reports relative to Medicare Regulations.
  • Help customers change from current Medicare plan to a more suitable Medicare Advantage Plan.

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28. Pregnancy Tests

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Here's how Pregnancy Tests is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Counseled and educated young women regarding results of pregnancy tests and options/resources available to them
  • Provided information on abortion alternatives, free pregnancy tests, and adoption- Led parenting classes and coordinated material assistance.
  • Scheduled appointments for pregnancy tests, counseling sessions, and ultrasound exams.
  • mentor: Performed pregnancy tests, mentor/support services for women facing unplanned pregnancies.
  • Completed client intakes Facilitated face to face counseling sessions Co-lead parenting classes Provided pregnancy tests

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29. Conflict Resolution

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Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Provided medical and emotional supervision of campers with cancer; engaged in conflict resolution and recruitment; coordinated program activities.
  • Utilized alternate solutions as a learning tool for conflict resolutions; Celebrated residents when respectful behavior was observed.
  • Provided individual and group counseling with a focus on goal setting, behavior modification, conflict resolution and other interventions.
  • Participated in a 25 hour conflict resolution and mediation training including but not limited to consumer disputes.
  • Developed leadership, counseling, and conflict resolution skills to apply in a camp setting with children
  • Assisted in training Peer Mediators to assist with conflict resolution within their environment.
  • Instruct teenage boys on decision-making, listening skills, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisted with therapeutic activities such as painting and conflict resolution.
  • Provide counseling to help at-risk children cope with emotions resulting from stressful situations Teach constructive conflict resolution skills to prevent escalation
  • Led support groups for developmentally disabled clients focused on self-esteem building and conflict resolution.
  • Helped with Teen Conflict Resolution Assisted in the mediation process between the two parties Transcribed and summarized court proceedings

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  • Collected HIV risk assessment data and entered findings in a centralized database
  • Facilitated prior partner meetings where past sexual partners were notified of client STI/HIV status.
  • Attended and graduated from HIV counselor training through San Francisco Department of Public Health.
  • Gained knowledge of HIV/AIDS was gained in order to work effectively interact with campers.
  • Supplied a safe and supportive environment for children who were affected with HIV/AIDS.
  • Administered oral HIV tests to current students in a confidential and private setting.
  • Interacted as a peer educator with patients hospitalized with HIV/AIDS related illnesses.
  • Informed participants of the risks of HIV and ways to stay negative.
  • Administer rapid HIV tests and counsel patients on HIV transmission and prevention.
  • Designed and facilitated an 8 week HIV/AIDS workshop for rural community men.
  • Counseled people receiving HIV tests with the Howard Brown peer counseling protocol
  • Tested people for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Provide individual and group counseling for HIV/AIDS victims.
  • Trained to work with children infected/affected with HIV/AIDS.
  • Educated clients about HIV contraction and prevention.
  • Administer HIV and STI tests to adults.
  • Conducted workshops on HIV/AIDS for teachers
  • Performed rapid HIV tests, counseled clients on risk factors and risk reduction and provided referral services.
  • Screened and educated clients on the prevention and treatment of HIV and other STDs.

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Participated in group therapy sessions with adolescents, families, and some individuals.
  • Led up to three group therapy sessions each week.
  • Led 2 group therapy sessions each week.
  • Co-facilitated couples' group therapy sessions * Conducted follow-up research to determine success of therapy sessions
  • Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns.

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32. Income Tax Returns

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Here's how Income Tax Returns is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Use CCH TaxWise to prepare income tax returns for low income families and senior people.
  • Prepared federal and state income tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

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33. at-Risk Youth

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Here's how at-Risk Youth is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitated daily groups and individual counseling to at-risk youth in secondary schools.
  • Provided childcare at a summer camp for at-risk youth to give them a safe place to stay while school was out.
  • Interact and engage with at-risk youth in classroom and field trip settings.

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34. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Created and edited PowerPoint presentations.
  • Help to develop handouts, job lists and PowerPoint presentations on specific jobs and general job-seeking topics.

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35. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Ensured clean and organized play areas, prepared and supervised students during nap time, oversaw parent pick up of students
  • Guided various activities and oversaw children of various mental and physical illnesses.
  • Managed groups, supervised archery, riflery, fishing, and horseback riding, oversaw and managed activities, etc.

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36. Psychology

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Here's how Psychology is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Used psychology knowledge to counsel residents on emotional and/or mental health issues and to encourage individual progress.
  • Attended and graduated from Cal Baptist University's Counseling Psychology Program, Riverside, California.
  • Administered psychology test; such as the BSI and the B-DPRS.
  • Utilized problem solving skills and basic psychology.
  • Used de-escalation techniques and psychological judgment based on psychology theory to engage client and identify key issues to prevent confrontation.
  • Assisted patients with depression and anxiety under the direction of Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students and professors

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37. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Participated in a national effort in support of veteran's concerns in health care, benefits claims, and pending legislation.
  • Coordinated with North Bay Health Care Services and supported living programs to provide counseling for special needs clients.
  • Refer clients to other resources concerning GED classes, food banks, and health care.
  • Educate and assist consumers to make informed decisions on health care insurance issues.
  • Experience dealing with a diverse population and health care issues.
  • Provide pro-bono counseling to adults and children who otherwise cannot afford mental health care.

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38. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Performed various clerical duties such as data entry, filing, answering phones, copying, and running errands.
  • Assisted lead counselor with record keeping, filing, data entry, and conducted research for counseling resources.
  • Assisted with clerical duties, data entry, and childcare for this Childrens Advocacy Group.

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39. New Volunteers

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Here's how New Volunteers is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Coordinated and supervised campers during outside sports activities and trained new volunteers.
  • Co-facilitated training new volunteers for rape crisis.
  • Facilitated training for new volunteers.
  • Help with the training of new volunteers.

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40. Assistant Counselors

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41. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Present classes and lectures on true living and the choices between right and wrong on a weekly basis.
  • Provided counseling at a volunteer serviced mental health center for eight years on a weekly basis.
  • Performed on a weekly basis assisting permanent staff and helping with daily preparations.
  • Provided one-to-one open ended/long term Integrative therapy on a weekly basis Group Psychodynamic/Integrative Supervision monthly

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42. Student Learning

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43. Educational Activities

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Here's how Educational Activities is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Helped programs director assist children Assisted children with educational activities Set up educational field trips
  • Supervised and coordinated social and educational activities between campers under my direct supervision.
  • Plan interactive, educational activities, behavioral management.
  • Prepare religious educational activities for youth members.
  • Assist in ensuring kids are safe, having fun and engaged in interesting recreational and educational activities.
  • Arranged and took part in games and educational activities.
  • Provided care for children ages 6 months to 12 years old Engaged children in educational activities

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44. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and implemented curriculum and lesson plans individually tailored to students needs and strengths.
  • Worked with teachers and para assistants to created lesson plans and worked one-on-one with ESL students.
  • Advised, mentored, and constructed daily lesson plans for 30-40 children weekly.
  • Helped with home work, lesson plans, and also snacks.
  • Create lesson plans and organize different activities for campers Provide supervision and maintain safety for campers 1:1 care for campers with disabilities
  • Group leader Prepared biblical lesson plans Built trusting relationship with kids and parent

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45. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events.
  • Work closely with the Pastor s executive Secretary in daily business operations, church meetings and special events.
  • Assist in monthly analysis/reporting process for direct mail, web, and special events.
  • Develop special events and activities for core program area.
  • Distinguished fundraising project manager having raised funds through various special events, and within strict time frames.

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46. Ensure Safety

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Here's how Ensure Safety is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Assisted in monitoring elementary school children during and after school program to ensure safety and well-being.
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Receive and supervise community center patrons Ensure safety of community center patrons Facility housekeeping responsibilities Light repair and calibration of facility equipment

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47. CPR

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48. STD

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Here's how STD is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Listened to and counseled women with unexpected and/or unwanted pregnancies, Assisted in administering STD and pregnancy testing
  • Provided callers with counseling and referral information on sexual health matters, abortion, STD and more
  • Prepared medical intake paperwork for clients to receive STD screening and treatment.
  • Educated clients regarding STD's in individual and group environments.

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49. Intake Assessments

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Here's how Intake Assessments is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Performed intake assessments for patients; linked, monitored, planned and collaborated with appropriate resource agencies for needed services.
  • Conducted intake assessments, treatment planning, and counseling services with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • Conducted intake assessments on clients.

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50. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Volunteer Counselor jobs:
  • Interacted professionally with staff members, parents, and the Command.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Volunteer Counselor

Crisis Intervention

20.0%

Recreational Activities

7.6%

Domestic Violence

6.9%

Hotline

6.4%

Suicide Prevention

6.2%

Mental Health Services

6.2%

Substance Abuse

5.6%

Girls

5.5%

Daily Activities

4.5%

Child Abuse

4.5%

Special Needs

4.1%

Small Groups

2.9%

Support Groups

2.8%

Community Resources

2.7%

Emotional Support

2.6%

Treatment Plans

2.5%

Anger Management

2.4%

Customer Service

2.2%

Mathematics

2.2%

Social Workers

2.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Volunteer Counselor

Rank Skill
1 Crisis Intervention 14.2%
2 Recreational Activities 5.4%
3 Domestic Violence 4.9%
4 Hotline 4.6%
5 Suicide Prevention 4.4%
6 Mental Health Services 4.4%
7 Substance Abuse 4.0%
8 Girls 3.9%
9 Daily Activities 3.2%
10 Child Abuse 3.2%
11 Special Needs 2.9%
12 Small Groups 2.1%
13 Support Groups 2.0%
14 Community Resources 1.9%
15 Emotional Support 1.9%
16 Treatment Plans 1.8%
17 Anger Management 1.7%
18 Customer Service 1.6%
19 Mathematics 1.6%
20 Social Workers 1.6%
21 Bible 1.5%
22 Phone Calls 1.5%
23 Community Service 1.4%
24 Positive Role Model 1.4%
25 Safe Environment 1.4%
26 Appropriate Referrals 1.4%
27 Medicare 1.4%
28 Pregnancy Tests 1.3%
29 Conflict Resolution 1.3%
30 HIV 1.1%
31 Group Therapy Sessions 1.1%
32 Income Tax Returns 1.0%
33 at-Risk Youth 1.0%
34 Powerpoint 1.0%
35 Oversaw 1.0%
36 Psychology 1.0%
37 Health Care 0.9%
38 Data Entry 0.8%
39 New Volunteers 0.8%
40 Assistant Counselors 0.8%
41 Weekly Basis 0.7%
42 Student Learning 0.7%
43 Educational Activities 0.7%
44 Lesson Plans 0.6%
45 Special Events 0.6%
46 Ensure Safety 0.6%
47 CPR 0.5%
48 STD 0.5%
49 Intake Assessments 0.5%
50 Staff Members 0.5%
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