Volunteers are vital to our 24/7 service. To volunteer on our Hotline, individuals must successfully complete our Hotline Training Class. The class includes information on the following topics: identifying individuals in suicidal or other types of crisis; communication; counseling; active listening skills; and suicide/crisis intervention techniques and other subjects.
The 40- to 60-hour training classes are held in Novato for 6 weeks on Tuesdays & Thurs 4-5:30 pm with other classes and trainings as needed. For those becoming volunteers there are 4 additional Tuesdays.
Classes are held in January, April, and September of each year.
Please check our website for current enrollment details:
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Buckelew Programs: Suicide Prevention
201 Alameda Del Prado #103, Novato, CA 94949, US
Buckelew Programs’ mission is to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life.
Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling is a 24-hour crisis intervention/suicide prevention telephone counseling service. We also offer Grief counseling by phone.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 415-499-1100 for the Marin Suicide-Prevention & Community Counseling Hotline. For Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake County Residents please call the North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline at 855-587-6373.
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
January 29, 2021
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
4 hours per week for one year
You must complete the Buckelew Programs Suicide Prevention hotline training (10 weeks) and be vetted prior your first shift.