PRS CrisisLink is looking for empathetic, non-judgmental, and caring volunteers to answer our suicide and crisis prevention hotline calls and texts at our call center. Our volunteers are committed to saving lives and preventing tragedies. We handle over 60,000 calls and texts each year, and thanks to our highly trained volunteers, our crisis and suicide prevention hotlines operate 24/7 to support individuals facing a life crisis or suicide, and connect them to community resources, empowering individuals to help themselves.
Crisis Worker volunteers receive over 60 hours of intensive training to handle crisis calls. Training includes a 2-Day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) which is an evidence-based certification training, a multi day in person hotline training, online training modules, and on the job training/shadowing.
For our next training session, priority will be given to those applicants who are available to cover shifts in our areas of highest need and call volume. Shifts available are; daytime, evenings, and weekends and are subject to a screening process and interview.
Benefits: PRS CrisisLink volunteers acquire excellent communication and suicide prevention skills that last a lifetime. Volunteers who complete their commitment receive letters of recommendation.
How to Apply:
Please visit our website (provided below) to review the volunteer position and apply: https://prsinc.org/crisislinkvolunteering/
Must be 21 years old.
Must be willing to meet the challenge by committing to 150 hours of service (with one 3 hour shift per week for one year) after successful completion of training.
A non refundable $50 training fee is required and covers background check and the materials provided to each trainee. The fee is payable at the time of acceptance into the training program.
10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 400, Oakton, VA 22124, US
PRS provides behavioral health, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. PRS’ vision is to change and save lives in our community by empowering hope, safety, recovery, wellness, independence and community integration.
PRS exists so that individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and anyone who faces life crises can achieve safety, personal wellness, recovery and community integration.
We work alongside our clients at all phases of recovery, teaching them how to live independently. With Centers in Fairfax, Mt. Vernon, VA, and residential sites throughout Northern Virginia, PRS offers a comprehensive array of programs including the Recovery Academy, Community Housing, Employment Services and Community Support Services, and PRS CrisisLink, a 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline and textline.
Emergency & Safety
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10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 400Oakton, VA22124
July 8, 2020
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
150 hours (one 3-hour shift/week) post training
Training material fee of $50 payable at the time of acceptance into training program