Would you like to give back to California's Central Valley? Come be part of a team that quite literally saves lives every day! Central Valley Crisis & Suicide Prevention Hotline (CVSPH) volunteers bring hope to people who are going through extremely difficult times in their lives by simply answering the phone.
Volunteers get the opportunity to:
- make a difference to the people in their community and beyond!
- learn how to respond in crisis situations
- be a supportive voice to those in need
- reach out to the Central Valley community through events and community activities
- offer life-changing resources to those who call the hotline
- receive extensive crisis and suicide intervention training
- talk to individuals from all walks of life and all over the world!
- put a smile on the faces of people who couldn't think of a reason to smile before!
All volunteers take a minimum 40 hours of training and make a 6 month commitment of 4 hours per week with the hotline when training is complete. Bilingual speakers are strongly encouraged to reach out! CVSPH is also looking for volunteers who are willing to help the Administrative Specialist with tasks in the administrative capacity.
As it does take a special person to take hotline calls, CVSPH does look to the volunteer pool first when a paid position has opened up.
- Administrative Support
- Mental Health
- People Skills
- Crisis Counseling
- Basic Computer Skills
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 4 hours/week for 6 months after training
- Must be capable of strong empathetic compassion and a team player!