2018

WINTER ACADEMY


Contact: 530-713-1838 for more information or to register


Training Location:

Water Treatment Plant

302 Burns Drive

Yuba City, CA 95991

 Fill out the form below. A TIP Representative will contact you shortly.

Being a TIP volunteer is a way of making a hands-on difference in a person's life. TIP volunteers are often called upon to support someone at the very worse time in their lives. Being a TIP volunteer is not easy. It requires completing a 55-hour Training Academy, attending monthly Continuing Education meetings and being on-call for three 12-hour shifts per month.

TIP volunteers fill a critical void in the services being provided by emergency personnel in Yuba-Sutter Counties by allowing for total patient care. TIP volunteers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, to arrive at the scene of a tragedy within twenty minutes of being called. TIP volunteers provide assistance to victims and families within the first few hours of their incident. They provide 'emotional first aid' and serve as a liaison with the emergency workers.

For example, TIP volunteers might assist a child left alone after the death or injury of a parent; they may provide emotional support to children who witness tragic events; help an elderly person after the death of a spouse; assist a tourist who experienced a tragedy while away from home; console parents after the death of a child; help employees after a tragedy in the workplace, assist survivors of suicide or emotionally shaken victims of auto accidents, or even victims of crime. Often, TIP volunteers will assist citizens with chronic diseases like alcoholism, mental illness, Alzheimer's, etc. who call the emergency system for help. TIP volunteers are also able to defuse potentially dangerous and volatile situations.



WHO CAN BE A TIP VOLUNTEER?

TIP volunteers are a highly trained, certified group of individuals that are called by emergency personnel to provide support to emotionally traumatized citizens on a 24-hour, 365 day a year basis. TIP volunteers are required to be on the scene of a tragedy within twenty minutes of being called to provide assistance to victims and families within the first few hours of the incident. Volunteers are on call a minimum of 3 shifts per month and are required to attend a monthly continuing education meeting.

TIP Volunteers are men and women of all ages and occupations. Their common thread is a deep desire to help others. Many of our volunteers have been through a traumatic event themselves and realize the importance of immediate support from a caring and knowledgeable person.



HOW TO BECOME A TIP VOLUNTEER


Becoming a TIP Volunteer is a very rewarding, yet very serious commitment. If you have a cool head and warm heart and  like what you've read, then complete the form below and we will contact you.

Yuba- Sutter