Trauma Education

Annual Trauma Recovery Volunteer Training

Putting it all Together: Trauma Recovery Volunteer Training.
For yourself, for your community.

Every spring, the Center for Community Resilience after Trauma (CCRT) provides a training for people interested in volunteering as part of the Response Team. Volunteers are deployed in the aftermath of crime-related trauma to provide support to those impacted by the event. Team members provide individual or group crisis debriefings that allow people to talk about their experience, learn common reactions to stress and trauma, tips for selfcare and support in planning for community healing.

At the training, volunteers learn some of the most up-to-date information on the neuroscience of trauma, the human stress response, and how trauma is stored in the brain and body. They receive information on the pathways to recovery which include traditional and Complementary Therapies. They also learn skills used to support people after trauma including empathic listening, counseling skills, and models of group support.

The next volunteer training will be held in the Spring of 2016 (usually in May). If you are interested in being a part of this training, please fill out the volunteer application and return it to CCRT by mail or email to Once we receive your application, we will contact you to set up an interview.

Download Volunteer Application

Center for Community Resilience after Trauma
One Arch Place, 2nd Floor, Greenfield MA 01301