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 teens. Teen Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and need parental/guardian consent.

 

Want to join the team?

Have questions about volunteering?
Contact our Volunteer & Training Coordinator Michael Dennis at (360) 586-2888 ext 114

Learn more about our available volunteer positions here

Check out the dates to our upcoming training cycle here

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please use the form below to complete your application. If needed, you can also download an application here or email us at info@crisis-clinic.org for an application, and return it to:

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

Volunteer Application

Open Volunteer Positions

(click each position for more info)

Crisis Advocate

Volunteer Crisis Advocates are responsible for answering calls received through our crisis lines. This responsibility primarily consists of providing crisis intervention, information, and/or referrals to callers. Volunteer Crisis Advocates also provide documentation for all calls received.

Outreach

Outreach volunteers represent and promote the Crisis Clinic in the public by attending events, distributing Crisis Clinic materials, and assisting with other outreach-related projects as they arise.

Admin

Administrative volunteers perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks as requested by staff. Must be comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication.

Landscape/Maintenance

Landscape/Maintenance volunteers assist the Crisis Clinic with indoor/outdoor household-related projects as they arise. This may include landscaping tasks such as mowing, gardening, weeding, planting, pruning, etc. Maintenance tasks may include minor repairs, restorations, installations, cleaning, etc.

Project

Project volunteers assist the Crisis Clinic with miscellaneous projects when they arise. Examples of projects includes but is not limited to mailings, outreach, fundraising, training, and more.

Volunteer Training Schedule

Crisis Advocate Volunteer Training is offered four times a year. Check out the dates below to know when our next cycle will occur.

ORIENTATION, CRISIS 101, CRISIS INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES & ROLEPLAYS

February 10th @ 10am-5pm

BOUNDARIES, SUICIDE ASSESSMENT & MANDATED REPORTING

February 16th @ 5pm-8pm

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT & DESIGNATED CRISIS RESPONDERS

February 23rd @ 5pm-8pm

YOUTH/TEEN CRISIS, CULTURAL COMPETENCY

March 1st @ 5pm-8pm

MENTAL HEALTH (NAMI) PRESENTATION, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, WRAP UP

March 8th @ 5pm-8pm

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Training Modules will be completed between Hybrid Training Sessions in preparation for each training session

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After the training sessions, you will be paired up with a mentor for a total of three phone room training shifts.

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Training can take 8-9 weeks to complete

*To qualify for the training, you must be able to commit to the requirements in the application above.