80 people are interested
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Volunteers Needed!
80 people are interested
Simply put, our volunteers and interns are more important than ever.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic and the profound impact it had on mental well-being increased the need for the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and TEENline telephonic and online chat services. Our volunteers connect with callers/chatters by actively listening, sharing resources and information, and providing crisis support when needed.
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.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Mental Health America of Greenville County
130 Industrial Drive Suite B, Greenville, SC 29607, US
Mental Health America of Greenville County positively impacts mental health through advocacy, awareness, and service. 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.
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 talking with you and sharing more!
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 10, 2021
- Cross-cultural Communication
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours per week for one year
- Complete free, remote training