PRS CrisisLink Hotline Volunteer - Spring 2018 Training Class!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.Arlington, VA 22204


We have selected training dates for our next class! ASIST training will occur on March 24th and 25th. In Person Hotline Training will occur April 14th and 15th. All four training dates are required for the volunteer position.

PRS CrisisLink is looking for empathetic, non-judgmental, and caring volunteers to answer our suicide and crisis prevention hotline calls at our call center. Our volunteers are committed to saving lives and preventing tragedies. Last year, we handled over 35,000 calls and over 1,000 texts to our new crisis texting lines. 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.

Hotline volunteers receive 50 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 2-Day in person hotline training, online training modules, and on the job training/shadowing.

For this 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.

PRS CrisisLink volunteers acquire excellent communication and suicide prevention skills that last a lifetime. Volunteers can earn college credit or internship experience, and receive letters of recommendation.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website (provided below) to review the volunteer position and apply:

Deadline to Apply: March 16th, 2018.


  • Must be 21 years old.
  • Must be willing to meet the challenge by committing to 150 hours of service (with one 3-4 hour shift per week for one year, or two shifts per week for 6 months) after successful completion of training.
  • Must attend one refresher training and one in-service training per each year of service.
  • A non refundable training fee of $100 is required and covers the materials provided to each trainee. The fee is payable at the time of acceptance into the training program.


  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 150 hours (one 3-hour shift/week) post training
  • Training material fee of $100.00 payable at the time of acceptance into training program

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