During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to participate in our Impact Sector survey, access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More

Crisis Hotline Volunteer

Save to Favorites

Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

  • 43 people are interested

The Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Hotline (Kern BHRSH) is a program designed to provide individual and family support to consumers and potential consumers of mental health services. The Hotline provides crisis counseling, suicide intervention, and referrals for immediate crisis services. The Kern BHRS also provides information about community-based resources and assists individuals in making contact with those resources whenever possible, including other identified human-service needs. The goal is to provide an immediately available telephone-based counseling resource to individuals in crisis. The Hotline provides services to any individual who calls and there are no eligibility requirements.

The Kern BHRS is dedicated to assuring individuals receive the highest quality, most effective, and culturally appropriate combination of individualized treatment, education, and support. Individuals served are involved in all aspects of their care related to the Hotline as well as other MH services, and services are provided in a manner that is responsive to each individual’s unique characteristics, needs, and abilities.

Kern BHRS will provide all of the training needed to be a competent Crisis Interventionist and prepares each Volunteer to effectively handle a variety of crisis situations.

1 More opportunity with Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

About Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services


2151 College Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern County Behavioral Health Board is to advocate for individuals and families living with mental illness and/or addiction by support and oversight of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. ​


Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is a high quality county department. We utilize many well-respected evidence-based approaches, and are constantly working to improve our ability to serve individuals with mental illnesses or addictions who can recover and rejoin us as members of a thriving community. To be a successful department, we always start with hope. Whether you are an individual looking for help, a family member seeking understanding for a loved one, or even a professional looking for a place to work,

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


2525 N Chester AveBakersfield, CA 93308



  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • . One year commitment and 8 hours a week of volunteering. Can volunteer one 8-hour shift or two 4-hour shifts per week.
  • . Good verbal / Written Communication skills. •Orientation and training, which generally takes place during work hours Mon-Fri. . • People Skills • Counseling / Mental Health • Crisis Counseling • Crisis Intervention • Community Outreach

Report this opportunity