Seeking college students for late night volunteering with Crisis Text Line! #COVID-19

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Crisis Text Line


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 from anywhere on their computer. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, and are trained in techniques to bring them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Learn more below:

What is the process for becoming a Crisis Counselor?
Step 1: Fill out an application at
Step 2: Consent to a background check
Step 3: Complete a 30-hour web-based training that is led by a Crisis Counselor Coach
Step 4: Take your first shift and start supporting people in crisis!

What you get out of this experience:
Interested in a career in mental health? This opportunity can help you build skills to get there! You'll have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in active listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management all from the comfort of your home (these skills can help in your personal relationships too!). Many of our Crisis Counselors also highlight Training and the volunteer experiences on their resumes, especially when applying to Master's Programs, and their LinkedIn profiles.

Plus, if you're a college student who tends to stay up a little later, you have a huge opportunity to make an impact when it comes to helping texters that typically may be waiting longer to connect with a Crisis Counselor! Our highest volume times are between 10:00pm & 6:00am EST, so if you're someone who tends to stay up later anyway why not spend that time supporting those texters in need?

Ready to apply?
Learn more about this opportunity and apply at
If you have any questions, please email

Crisis Text Line is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and Crisis Counselors.

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About Crisis Text Line


--, New York, NY 10010, US

Mission Statement

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for those in crisis across the US.


Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Crisis Text Line trains volunteers (like you!) to support people in crisis. With 21 million+ messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • English
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week for one year
  • United States social security number, working computer with secure Internet connection

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