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Recruiting Organization: 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 anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Apply to volunteer at www.crisistextline.org/volunteer

HOW DO YOU BECOME A CRISIS COUNSELOR?

  • Step 1: Fill out the 30-minute application at www.crisistextline.org/volunteer
  • Step 2: Consent to a background check
  • Step 3: Complete the 30-hour web-based training
  • Step 4: Take your first shift and start changing lives! You will commit to volunteer 4 hours a week until 200 hours are reached. Volunteering can be done in 2-hour increments.

THE PERKS

  • Learn skills. In 30 hours, you’ll walk away knowing active listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management. (These are skills that will help in your personal relationships too!)
  • Train & volunteer from the comfort of your home.
  • Oooh, impressive! Our Crisis Counselors highlight the training on their resumes when interviewing for jobs, applying to grad school, and building out their LinkedIn profile.

VOLUNTEER WORK THAT ENRICHES YOUR LIFE

  • Level up. Earn volunteer leadership positions. Get the first crack at Crisis Text Line internships and job openings. Gain access to special privileges, including discounts and gifts.
  • Hone your skills. Work alongside volunteers who are also social workers, therapists, and psychiatrists to sharpen your crisis counseling skills-while in your jammies, at home!
  • Feel supported. This is a community. We support each other. We are a big awesome family.

READY TO VOLUNTEER?

APPLY HERE: www.crisistextline.org/volunteer

Questions? Email: info@crisistextline.org

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

New York, NY 10010

(40.73883,-73.98154)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • FEW_HOURS_WEEK

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