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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/TEENline volunteer

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Mental Health America of Greenville County

  • 12 people are interested

The pandemic has increased the need for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, TEENline, and MHAGC's other programs. In addition, our volunteers are connecting callers/online chatters with information COVID-related resources and information. Therefore, our volunteers are more important than ever.

Volunteer opportunities can be performed virtually from anywhere in the US or in a set location located in Upstate SC depending on the volunteer's needs. Lifeline/TEENline volunteers must complete an intensive and free training course (over 45 hours of training) which can be performed remotely.

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About Mental Health America of Greenville County

Location:

429 N. Main St., Suite 2, Greenville, SC 29601, US

Mission Statement

MISSION Mental Health America of Greenville County positively impacts mental health through advocacy, awareness, and service. VISION Mental Health America of Greenville County envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice

Description

Have your loved ones (or even perfect strangers!) told you that you are a natural listener? Do you believe that empathy and actively listening can be powerful tools when individuals confront crises and other challenges? Are you located somewhere in the US and have access to a computer with WiFi in a location in which you can volunteer confidentially? After training, do you have three to four hours a week in which you could give hope and save lives?

If so, we would love to tell you more about how YOU can become an important member of the MHAGC Volunteer Family! MHAGC serves the entire state of South Carolina (and beyond!) with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Our 24/7 services allows callers to connect with trained volunteers and staff who provide non-judgmental active listening, information on resources, and crisis intervention.

Lifeline/TEENline volunteers/interns give their time, effort, and--most importantly--hearts to empathize with callers from all across the country. As a Lifeline/TEENline volunteer, you would:
* Ring out hope in person at MHAGC's facilities or in the comfort of your home;
* Expand your knowledge of behavioral health resources and the agency's programs;
* Gain skills that will be helpful personally and professionally; and
* Be part of a team of dedicated individuals who have chosen to make a positive difference!

We look forward to meeting you and sharing more!

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • The intensive training class takes approximately 45 hours. It is offered remotely for individuals serving across the country as well as in Upstate SC.
  • Due to the value of the training (worth over $500 of active listening and crisis intervention instruction), we ask for a one-year commitment of one 3- or 4-hour shift/week or approximately 160 hours of volunteering in a shorter time-period.

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