We rise by lifting others.
Volunteer with us.
Our roots are as a volunteer program and we continue to depend on the skills and dedication of our volunteers.
And volunteering is one of them.
CRISIS LINE VOLUNTEER
Crisis Line 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 54-hour training program prepares new volunteers to answer our 24-hour crisis lines and our information & referral line. We provide additional in-service trainings throughout the year. We have not yet finalized the dates of the next Call Center Training. The earliest possible start for the next training might be mid 2022. Once volunteers have completed the classroom training and the on-site mentored training in our call center, we ask volunteers to serve a 4-hour shift once a week for a year. This is our usual practice. To receive more information about serving in our call center and to learn about any alternative arrangements regarding volunteering in our call center, please register to attend a monthly Volunteer Orientation Meeting.
For more information, contact the main business line at (925) 939-1916.
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 are required.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 are required.
For more information, contact the Grief Counseling Program at 925-939-1916.
OUTREACH AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEER
Outreach Ambassadors represent our agency at community events.
All call center and grief volunteers must be 21 or older, and all volunteers will complete program-specific orientation and training, complete a background screening, agree to a volunteer term of one year, and adhere to our ethics and confidentiality policies.
At this time, we are not able to place court ordered community service volunteers.