Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Crisis Clinic. We could not provide our services without the generous commitment of so many in our community.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your interest and availability for both youth and adults. When you volunteer with Crisis Clinic you can expect to receive professional training and caring supervision from our outstanding team. Our goal is to assure you have the knowledge and skill to make a difference in the lives of our callers.
24-Hour Crisis Line Phone Worker
Crisis Line phone workers come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. They have an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude and the ability to make a commitment to one shift a week. We offer a variety of shift options–including evenings and weekends–but are particularly in need of volunteers with weekday availability.
Candidates participate in a multi-stage application process, including submitting an application and pre-registering to attend an orientation and screening session. Volunteer Application pdf
We offer five phone worker trainings per calendar year with diverse training schedules. Please check the 2013 Complete Volunteer Training Calendar for application deadlines, orientation and screening dates and training schedules.
If you are interested in learning more about the phone worker training, volunteer program and application process please email email@example.com or call 206-461-3210 ext 697.
WA Recovery Help Line
Candidates with a specific interest in chemical dependency have an opportunity to gain valuable experience on the WA Recovery Help Line. Additional training is provided to prepare candidates to respond to callers seeking help with addiction, problem gambling and mental health issues. We offer internships for those who require a placement for school credit.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For both internships and volunteers, we are able to offer clinical supervision hours to those seeking their chemical dependency professional certification.
Recovery Help Line Intern Description (pdf)
Recovery Help Line Volunteer Description (pdf)
Teen Link Volunteers
Teen Link Volunteers begin as Outreach Workers and must be between 13 and 20 years of age. They raise awareness of Teen Link in their school and community or they join our Youth Suicide Speakers Bureau to help educate their peers about youth suicide.
Teens interested in answering phones on the Teen Link Help Line must complete an additional training in crisis intervention similar to the training received by volunteers on the 24-Hour Crisis Line, but it is specially focused on working with youth. Help line volunteers must be between 15 and 20 years of age.
Adult volunteers are needed to supervise the help line volunteers or to provide youth suicide prevention training in schools. A personal interview determines suitability. Teen Link Supervisor positions are now available!
To request more information about being a Teen Link volunteer, call 866-TEENLINK or email Teen Link.
King County 2-1-1
2-1-1 volunteers gain insight into King County’s health and human services while supporting the work of our 2-1-1 Specialists. Volunteer commitments range from 2-6 months, depending on the position.
Quality Assurance Call Monitoring Volunteers help ensure that 2-1-1 Specialists are providing excellent service to our callers. Quality Assurance Volunteer description (pdf)
Holiday Information and Referral Volunteers provide information and referrals for holiday food and gift programs from mid-October through mid-December.
Tax Season Volunteers provide information and referrals to United Way’s free tax preparation sites throughout King County.
Training is provided and hours are flexible for all positions. For more information, contact Dana Easterling, 2-1-1 Manager.
Board of Trustees
It is important that Crisis Clinic’s Board of Trustees reflect the diversity of the community we serve, and we welcome applications. Each candidate is considered based on his or her unique skills and experiences, how they will strengthen Crisis Clinic and help the Board fulfill its objectives. In particular, we are seeking candidates from outside of Seattle, especially South King County. We look for candidates with professional experience in finance/CPA, public relations/communications, business, technology, fund development or public/governmental affairs. We are seeking candidates with prior Board experience. For more information, contact Kathleen Southwick, Executive Director.
Public Relations Volunteer
We are currently seeking a volunteer with Public Relations experience to join us for our 50th Anniversary Planning Committee. Ideally, this person will help us create and implement a media plan for the coming year, helping us promote and publicize Crisis Clinic’s services to the community. Planning meetings are generally held on weekdays during the late afternoon, but most of the work can be done at your convenience. If interested or for more information, please contact Carrie McBride, Development & Community Relations Manager.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
We welcome individuals with the skills and talents to help us improve our operations or to help in our community relations efforts. We also welcome those with an interest in suicide prevention or recovery issues. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Crisis Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace. EOE/ADA