Volunteers & Clinical Associates

Our roots are as a volunteer program and we continue to depend on the skills and dedication of our volunteers still.

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Become A Volunteer

Our agency staff of 19 is assisted by nearly 100 active volunteers. The 24-hour Call Center is staffed by trained professions and award-winning volunteers.
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Volunteer Opportunities

All agency volunteers must be 21 or older, complete program-specific orientation and training, complete a background screening, agree to volunteer for one year, and adhere to our ethics and confidentiality policies.

Call Center Volunteer

Call Center volunteers provide active listening, emotional support and community resources to people who are in crisis, depressed, suicidal, grieving, homeless, mentally ill, or looking for resources.  A 60-hour training program teaches new volunteers everything they need to know to be effective on the 24-hour crisis and information and referral lines.  After classroom training and one-on-one mentoring, volunteers work a minimum of one 4-hour shift once a week.   Additional in-service training is required.

Grief Group Facilitator Volunteer

Grief Group Facilitator volunteers provide active listening and emotional support to people who are grieving the death of a loved one and facilitate the group counseling support process with a co-facilitator.  Groups meet for two hours and are provided once a week.   Grief Group Facilitator Volunteers must have completed a minimum of 12 months experience as a Call Center Volunteer.   Additional training and in-services is required.

Mobile Grief Response Team Volunteer

Mobile Grief Response Team volunteers provide active listening and emotional support at a school, community organization, or business following an unexpected death.  The team provides age appropriate crisis counseling and grief counseling services on site. Mobile Grief Response Team volunteers must have completed a minimum of 12 months experience as a Call Center Volunteer.   Additional training and in-services is required.

Licensed Clinical Therapist Volunteer

Licensed Clinical Therapist volunteers provide active listening and emotional support to people who are grieving the death of a loved one.   Additional training and in-services is required.

Administrative Office Volunteer

Administrative Office volunteers provide help with light office duties, special projects, graphic design, marketing, website, and photography as needed.

Office Maintenance Volunteer

Office Maintenance volunteers provide minor building repairs, building projects, painting, and facilities maintenance as needed.

Community Projects Volunteers

Community Projects volunteers provide assistance with administrative and data entry for special projects during the year.  Computer literacy and Excel skills required.