What would I be committing myself to?

After completing training, volunteers sign up for two on-call shifts per month: the lengths of the shifts vary, but volunteers are able to choose their shifts based on their own schedules.  Day, night, weekday, and weekend shifts are available.  The volunteer may or may not receive a hotline or hospital call during their shift. Beyond the initial 25 hours of training, volunteer advocates are required to attend at least four hours of Continuing Education per year, and to remain as a volunteer with STSM for one year.