Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome your interest in becoming a Crisis Clinic Phone Line Volunteer. The Crisis Clinic provides a 24-hour phone service to anyone who calls, offering crisis intervention, emotional support, and information and referral to a wide variety of necessary resources often needed by our callers.

We also have a Teen/Youth Help Line, which is answered by our trained youth. Youth Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and need parental and/or guardian consent.

If you are interested you can download an application here or email us info@crisis-clinic.org for an application, and return it to:

The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties
1910 East 4th Ave, PMB #87
Olympia, WA 98506-4632

After your application is received, it will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview.

For more information contact our Training Coordinator at: 360-586-2888 ext 100.

Volunteer Training Schedule

Held quarterly on the second weekend of January, April, July, and October.

  • Friday evening 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 6 Thursday evening workshops
  • In addition the first 6 weeks will include a weekly 4 hour phone room training shift.
  • For INTERNS the first 3 weeks will include two 4 hour phone room training shifts.

To qualify for the training, you must be able to commit as noted.

January/February 2020

Phone Line Volunteer Training Schedule

Training Weekend

Friday January 10th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Understanding Crisis and Crisis Intervention
Saturday January 11th
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Levels of Listening, Values and Tools Used in Crisis Intervention
Sunday January 12th
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Problem Solving, Stages of Change, Resources and Resource Ring
Practice Using Your "Toolbox" in Crisis Intervention

Six Thursday Evening Training Sessions 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday January 16th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Suicide Assessment and The Crisis Clinic Protocol
Thursday January 23rd
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mental Health and Our Role
Thursday January 30th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boundaries and Roleplay Review
Thursday February 6th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chemical Dependency and Roleplay Review
Thursday February 13th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Interpersonal Violence and Anti-Oppression
Thursday February 20th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Self-Care, Training Recap and Graduation

In addition to the above, you will have six weekly 4-hour phone room training shifts.

Crisis Line:
360-586-2800

Youth Help Line
360-586-2777

Business Line:
360-586-2888

Fax Line:
360-586-2808

Substance Use Disorder Services

Community Services List:
Thurston County (PDF)
Mason County (PDF)

Donate to the Crisis Clinic

The Crisis Clinic is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, ability or sexual orientation.

Thank you for supporting The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties. The Crisis Clinic is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.

© 2019 The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties is a non-profit
IRS designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed under federal tax law.
Updated 2019/11/17 20:19:18


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