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 hold Volunteer Training sessions 5 times a year. Our next training session is our Winter 2017 Training beginning in January. Please follow this link – Full 2017 Year Training Options – for training options throughout the year + specific information about application deadlines, orientation and screening dates, and other key details. Most of our training session options are “Hybrid Training Sessions” with core training content taking place online in real-time, facilitated classes during the week that trainees can complete remotely paired with in-person practice and activity sessions onsite and in person on Saturdays at our business office.
Once a year we offer a “Onsite Only Session” with all components of our training program taking place onsite and in person at our business office.
If you are interested in learning more about the phone worker training, volunteer program and application process please email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 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.
Warm Line calls are answered by people who are living with a mental illness and who want to share their experience to empower others. We provide professional training and support. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-461-3210 ext 640.
The Warm Line will be having its September Information Session on Tuesday the 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Crisis Clinic business office.
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.
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