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P.O. Box 191350San Francisco, CA 94119


Welcome to San Francisco Suicide Prevention. We are looking for empathic and reliable individuals to staff our 24-hour crisis hotline. We have 56-hour trainings available five times yearly, where we teach prospective volunteers basic counseling skills, suicide assessment, emergency services, mental health referrals, LGBTQ issues, text-based support and HIV services.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention has been in operation since 1962, and was the first community based suicide hotline in the country. We operate with an emphasis of volunteers coming from all walks of life to provide peer-based support to those in crisis. There is a one-year or 200-hour minimum commitment.

All applicants must complete a volunteer application, available at the following URL:


  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Bereavement Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 200 hour minimum
  • We provide extensive training.
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