Volunteer of the Month: September 2018

Published on September 17, 2018

The mission of the California Coalition for Youth is to empower and improve the lives of California’s youth. In line with this, the California Coalition for Youth created the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) as an opportunity for youth (ages 12-24) to get involved in their local and state communities. With this in mind, this space is meant to provide the YAB as well as other youth or youth supporters a chance to share their opinions on current events, creative content or anything similar and relevant.

We invite everyone including readers to submit content and ideas for this space on a continuous basis.

Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Aaron!


How long have you been volunteering?

Almost three months!


How did you find out about the California Youth Crisis Line?

From another volunteer and from a class I was taking.


Why did you want to become a Counselor?

I wanted to help out the community and it seemed liked [The Crisis Line] is geared toward what I was interested in.


What’s it like being a CYCL Volunteer Counselor?

It’s great, but challenging at times.  You never know what kind of call you may get.


What do you find most challenging or surprising (or both!) about being a Volunteer Crisis Counselor?

How to approach every call we receive at the Crisis Line.


When not on the line what do you do with your time? (hobbies, work, school, etc?)

I like to work on music, go to school, and go to concerts (among many other things I like to do).


What’s a surprising fact about you?

I am a metalhead (one who enjoys metal music).

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