How can you support relief efforts in Haiti and Afghanistan?

Learn more about resources to support people in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Read More
  • 80 people are interested
 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Volunteers Needed!

Save to Favorites

Mental Health America of Greenville County

  • 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.

More opportunities with Mental Health America of Greenville County

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Mental Health America of Greenville County

Location:

130 Industrial Drive Suite B, Greenville, SC 29607, US

Mission Statement

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.

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 talking with you and sharing more!

Advocacy & Human Rights
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

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week for one year
  • Complete free, remote training

Report this opportunity