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Crisis Services Volunteer

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CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

  • 25 people are interested

We are currently accepting applications for new Crisis Services volunteers. Volunteers answer crisis calls, chats, and/or texts from across Iowa and even across the nation. No previous experience required. Volunteers are trained in a wide variety of counseling techniques and will provide direct support to clients in need over the phone or via chat and text. The training and experience are excellent preparation for those pursuing careers in health care, social work, or related fields. Remote opportunities available.

We are developing a virtual training and volunteer shifts can be completed remotely. To apply and stay in the loop for the next training, visit builtbycommunity.org/volunteer

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About CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank


1121 Gilbert Court, Iowa City, IA 52240, US

Mission Statement

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, formerly The Crisis Center, is a volunteer-driven organization based in Iowa City, IA that provides immediate and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crisis.


A crisis can be anything - problems with family or friends, lack of food, financial emergency, divorce, serious illness, roommate trouble, school-related stress, substance abuse struggles, suicidal feelings... the list is endless. Or it could be a series of small problems that together have become overwhelming.

We Can Help

When any situation has become too difficult for you to cope with alone, we can help. Everyone at CommUnity is passionate about treating those in crisis as valuable human beings.

CommUnity provides immediate support through our Crisis Intervention, Food Bank & Emergency Assistance, and Community Intervention Programs.

Our Services

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line - emotional support, information, referrals by phone
  • Food Bank - weekly supplemental food bags
  • Emergency Assistance - limited financial assistance to avoid eviction or loss of utilities
  • Community Programs - support, training and services for individuals, groups and businesses
  • Disaster Recovery & Relief - from natural disasters that affect the community
Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


1121 Gilbert CourtIowa City, IA 52240



  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 3 hours per week after training
  • After submitting an application and completing an interview, about 60 hours of required training

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