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Volunteer opportunity with Crisis Text Line!

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Published 1 month ago
Volunteer opportunity with 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 from anywhere on their computer. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, and are trained in techniques to bring them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Learn more below:

What is the process for becoming a Crisis Counselor?

  1. Fill out an application at signup.crisistextline.org
  2. Consent to a background check
  3. Complete a 30-hour web-based training that is led by a Crisis Counselor Coach
  4. Take your first shift and start supporting people in crisis!

What you get out of this experience:

The opportunity to learn and develop your skills in active listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management all from the comfort of your home (these skills can help in your personal relationships too!). Many of our Crisis Counselors also highlight Training and the volunteer experiences on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles.

Plus, as a volunteer living on the West Coast, you have a huge opportunity to make an impact when it comes to helping texters that typically may be waiting longer to connect with a Crisis Counselor! Our highest volume times are between 7:00 PM PST & 3:00 AM PST, meaning when our volunteers on the East Coast are fast asleep, you’re able to continue providing support to those texters in need. 


Ready to apply?

Learn more about this opportunity and apply at crisistextline.org/volunteer. If you have any questions, please email ricky@crisistextline.org


Crisis Text Line is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and Crisis Counselors.

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 from anywhere on their computer. Crisis Counselors answer texts from…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

Visit www.crisistextline.org/volunteer to learn more and apply

Visit www.crisistextline.org/volunteer to learn more and apply

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