This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Crisis Text Line provides free, nationwide, 24/7 support for people in crisis, all via text message. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Apply to volunteer at crisistextline.org/volunteer
HOW DO YOU BECOME A CRISIS COUNSELOR?
Step 1: Fill out the 30-minute application at crisistextline.org/volunteer
Step 2: Consent to a background check
Step 3: Complete the 30-hour web-based training
Step 4: Take your first shift and start changing lives! You will commit to volunteering 200 total hours, at your own pace. Shifts are two hours long.
Learn skills. In 30 hours, you’ll walk away knowing active listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management. (These are skills that will help in your personal relationships too!)
Train & volunteer from the comfort of your home.
Oooh, impressive! Our Crisis Counselors highlight the training on their resumes when interviewing for jobs, applying to grad school, and building out their LinkedIn profile.
VOLUNTEER WORK THAT ENRICHES YOUR LIFE
Level up. Earn volunteer leadership positions. Get the first crack at Crisis Text Line internships and job openings. Gain access to special privileges, including discounts and gifts.
Hone your skills. Work alongside volunteers who are also social workers, therapists, and psychiatrists to sharpen your crisis counseling skills-while in your jammies, at home!
Feel supported. This is a community. We support each other. We are a big awesome family.
READY TO VOLUNTEER?
APPLY HERE: crisistextline.org/volunteer
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Verbal / Written Communication
Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
200 total hours (typically 4 hours/week for a year
United States social security number, working computer with secure Internet connection