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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Open Volunteer Positions
(click each position for more info)
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 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.
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 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 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.
At this time, the training sessions listed below are over Zoom.
ORIENTATION, CRISIS 101, CRISIS INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES & ROLEPLAYS
February 25th @ 10am-6pm
(4th Saturday of the Month)
BOUNDARIES, SUICIDE ASSESSMENT & MANDATED REPORTING
March 4th @ 5pm-8pm
(1st Saturday of the Month)
PRESENTATIONS BY SAFEPLACE & DESIGNATED CRISIS RESPONDERS
March 10th @ 5pm-8pm
(2nd Friday of the Month)
YOUTH/TEEN CRISIS, LGBTQIA+ ISSUES, RACE ISSUES
March 17th @ 5pm-8pm
(3rd Friday of the Month)
MENTAL HEALTH (NAMI) PRESENTATION, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, WRAP UP
March 24th @ 5pm-8pm
(4th Friday of the Month)
Training Modules will be done between Hybrid Training Sessions in preparation for each training session
After the training sessions, you will paired up with a mentor for a total of three phone room training shifts.
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.