Family Services - Youth Behavioral Health & Adult Disabilities - Gallagher & Villa programs

Training - Pre-Service Training

**ALERT**As we take every precaution to contain the spread of COVID-19, in-person meetings have been temporarily suspended. Training dates remain open for registration, but will be moved online as health and safety measures are still in place. We will provide participants login information to access a live, online training or will notify registrants of any necessary cancellations.**

Pre-Service Training is intended for persons who are preparing for an ongoing volunteer or intern role in a Catholic Charities child welfare and mental health program, who have already completed a significant amount of background screening, or for existing volunteers who want a refresher. Since space is limited, we ask that applicants not attend until a member of Volunteer Services has verified their placement.

Pre-Service Training is offered quarterly for prospective Volunteers, Undergraduate Interns, and Therapeutic Mentors and must be completed prior to the start of service. This training will equip you with the tools you’ll need to make your service experience effective and rewarding. The Volunteer Services Staff will familiarize you with our client population, our treatment philosophies, and some practical tips to give you confidence as you join in the good work of the Family Services Division.

Pre-Service Training for Graduate Interns is offered once per year in August.

Please do not sign up to attend unless a placement has already been coordinated with Volunteer Services and you have completed a significant portion of the application and background screening processes.