HELP US HELP OTHERS
As a Crisis Hotline volunteer or student intern, you are given in-depth and intensive training by respected community professionals. We make it a priority to maintain a volunteer base that reflects the ethnic, racial, age and occupational diversity of the metro Houston area.
By donating or volunteering, you give back to the community in a way that deeply impacts the lives of those who need it most. We hope you will help us continue to help Houstonians in crisis.
Since 1970, volunteers have answered Crisis Hotline 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Join this legacy of volunteering at one of the largest Crisis Hotlines in the country. To prepare you for this experience, your crisis intervention skills are assessed and you are provided study-at-home, classroom, and hands-on training. From a database of several hundred resources, our volunteers are able to refer callers to local agencies and services that meet their needs.
Volunteers schedule to work four-hour shifts for eight months following their training. As Riley, a three-year telephone volunteer says, "Being a Crisis Hotline volunteer means being in a win/win situation. I help others and I feel good about myself for being available."
TeenLine volunteers, between the ages of 16-19, are offered the same intensive training as adult volunteers. Operating afterschool and on weekends, TeenLine volunteers are afforded a unique opportunity to provide confidential assistance to peers in crisis.
Spanish Hotline volunteers assist callers who are most comfortable expressing themselves in Spanish.
Students from a broad spectrum of fields have gained tangible, hands-on experience at Crisis Intervention of Houston. From creating brochures, training volunteers, answering the hotline and providing computer support to fundraising efforts, student interns have a lasting impact here.
For more information on internships or receiving college credit for your volunteer work with Crisis Intervention of Houston, email us.