When you volunteer with Crisis Connections you can expect to receive professional training and caring supervision from our outstanding team. Our goal is to assure you have the knowledge and skill to make a difference in the lives of our callers. To this point, each of our programs require varying levels of training…
Crisis Line phone workers come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. They have an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude and the ability to make a commitment to one shift a week. We offer a variety of shift options–including evenings and weekends–but are particularly in need of volunteers with weekday availability.
Teen Link Volunteers begin as Outreach Workers and must be between 13-20 years of age. They raise awareness of Teen Link in their school and community or they join our Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau to help educate their peers about youth suicide. Help line volunteers must be between 15-20 years of age. Adult volunteers are needed to supervise the help line volunteers or to provide youth suicide prevention training in schools.
Candidates with a specific interest in chemical dependency have an opportunity to gain valuable experience on the WA Recovery Help Line. Additional training is provided to prepare candidates to respond to callers seeking help with addiction, problem gambling and mental health issues. We offer internships for those who require a placement for school credit.
Warm Line calls are answered by people living in mental health recovery who want to connect with and empower others. Are you compassionate and a good listener? Do you want to empower others in their recovery?
Are you a veteran who would like to support other veterans? Veterans who have lived experience with an emotional or mental health challenge can volunteer to provide peer support for other vets.