Thank you for your interest in volunteering for HopeLine!
There are many ways to get involved with our organization to volunteer your time and help us continue our mission to support people and save lives during times of crisis!
All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Due to COVID-19, HopeLine is now holding all trainings virtually, through Zoom.
Training classes are typically Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, and all day Saturday. After submitting an application, the Program Coordinator will provide all necessary training information for you to be a successful volunteer!
Crisis Line volunteers go through 32 hours of training and 4 internships to learn our Active Listening philosophy, HopeLine policies & procedures, lethality assessment protocols, and specific skills for crisis de-escalation. Volunteers are then paired with a mentor to begin answering crisis calls and texts.
Volunteers on the lines can expect to help people experiencing:
mental health emergencies
addiction & recovery
HopeLine accepts interns who are interested in gaining experience in
non-profit management, crisis intervention, mental health, finance, social media & marketing, and much more!
Reassurance volunteers go through an 8 hour training class to learn our Active Listening philosophy, lethality assessment, and HopeLine policies & procedures. Volunteers then can make outbound calls to our Reassurance program participants.
The program participants are typically elderly or homebound with little to no daily support. These calls are friendly, check-in calls to help reduce loneliness and isolation in our community.
HopeLine's Board of Directors has two subcommittees that you can serve on!
There is the Finance & Strategy Committee and the Events & Fundraising Committee. Please click HERE for more information.
If you need any additional information about the volunteer application process, training, or volunteer requirements, please contact the Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HopeLine Business Office: (919) 832-3326