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Psychedelic Peer Support Line - Volunteer

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Fireside Project, a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund

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Fireside Project’s Psychedelic Peer Support Line will offer free peer support by phone and text message to people in the midst of psychedelic experiences, people holding space for others who are in the midst of psychedelic experiences, and people integrating past psychedelic experiences.

During our 18-month pilot program, the line will be open Wednesday to Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. It will eventually be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to responding to incoming calls and messages, volunteers will offer clients a weekly follow-up phone call or text message. These follow-ups allow for the development of a long-term, supportive relationship-weeks, months, or even years-between clients and volunteers. This continuity and stability will enable clients to explore and make sense of what they learned during their psychedelic experience and how to productively incorporate the lessons from those experiences into their lives.

The Psychedelic Peer Support Line will be staffed by compassionate, supportive volunteers from diverse backgrounds who are trained to listen deeply and from a place of non-judgment. All of our volunteers will complete a 36-hour training program where they will learn about active listening, providing support during psychedelic experiences, psychedelic integration, and providing support by text message.

We believe that volunteering for the Psychedelic Peer Support will provide an unparalleled opportunity for people to become a part of and contribute to the psychedelic community. Volunteering can also serve as a springboard to a career in psychedelic therapy, peer support, integration, and other forms of healing.

3 Shifts

  • 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 11:00 PM to 03:00 AM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Fireside Project, a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund

Location:

2443 Fillmore Street, 380-5757, San Francisco, CA 94115, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help people fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences by providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research, while embracing practices that increase equity, power sharing, and belonging within the psychedelic movement.

Description

Starting in April 2021, Fireside Project will be operating the Psychedelic Peer Support Line - the first ever peer support line dedicated specifically to helping people navigate psychedelic experiences. With free, confidential service by phone, text message, and live chat, we’ll offer support for people who have taken a psychedelic substance, who are helping a friend who has done so, or who want to discuss past psychedelic experiences.

In addition to responding to incoming calls and messages, our volunteers - each of whom will complete a 36-hour training in addition to being carefully selected for relevant skills - will offer clients a weekly follow-up phone call or text message. This will allow Fireside Project to provide our clients with long-term support as they continue to explore the meaning of their psychedelic experiences and integrate them into their lives.

Community
Crisis Support
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Psychology
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours per week
  • Laptop, cell-phone, fast internet

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