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.

Crisis Line Volunteer quoteWe 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.

Become a Volunteer
24-Hour Crisis Line Phone Worker
WA Recovery Help Line Phone Worker
Teen Link Opportunities for Youth & Adults
Washington Warm Line
Board of Trustees
Other Opportunities

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. To apply, please download, complete, and email a Volunteer Application and Reference Verification Form to volunteerservices@crisisclinic.org.

We hold Volunteer Training sessions four times a year in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Please follow this link – 2018 Training Schedule – for specific information about application deadlines, orientation and screening dates, and other key details. Our training sessions are a mix of online/in-person sessions. Core training content is delivered live online during the week and can be accessed remotely, while in-person practice and activity sessions are held at our business office on Saturdays.

If you are interested in learning more about the phone worker training, volunteer program and application process please email volunteerservices@crisisclinic.org 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 recovery@crisisclinic.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)
Recovery Help Line Fall 2016 Remote Training Schedule (pdf)

Teen Link volunteer quoteTeen 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.

Washington Warm Line
Are you compassionate and a good listener? Do you want to empower others in their recovery?

Warm Line calls are answered by people living in mental health recovery who want to connect with and empower others. We provide professional training and support. For more information, email warmline@crisisclinic.org or call 206-461-3210 ext 640.

The next information sessions will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 11 am to 1 pm and Thursday, September 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please email warmline@crisisclinic.org or call (206) 461-3210 ext 640 for more information and directions. 

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 Allie Franklin, Executive Director at afranklin@crisisclinic.org.

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 volunteerservices@crisisclinic.org for more information.

Crisis Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace. EOE/ADA