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Phone Responder Application

The application form below may take some time to complete. There is a “save and continue later” link at the bottom of the page so you may finish the application later. You will be emailed a link to return to the form in the future.

We will contact you after we receive your completed application with the next steps for volunteering at ISPH.

Crisis Phone Responder

  • In the Phone Room

  • Upon successful completion of training, the Crisis Phone Responder position requires:

    • A minimum 12 month commitment involving one 4 hour shift per week
    • Signing up to be available for one on call shift per month
    • Attending one holiday shift per volunteer year

    Shifts Every day of the Week
    8am-noon
    noon-4pm
    4pm-8pm
    8pm-midnight

    You will be asked for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift choice options towards the end of your training program. You will have the option to alter your shift time if needed during the year. Shift swapping is available during personal schedule conflicts.

  • More About You

    Due to the nature of crisis phone work, we need to ask some fairly personal questions. These will help you and our staff assess your readiness for crisis phone work. All of the information is kept strictly confidential and will NOT be shared with anyone other than Volunteer Coordinator and the Director. Please be as candid and as complete as possible.

  • Beliefs about Suicide

    Please tell us about your beliefs about suicide and the process of suicide. (The reason for the following questions is to assist in the volunteer training process; volunteers will not be rejected based upon their answers.)

  • Character References

  • Criminal History and Background Check

    Volunteers must be able to pass a criminal history background check prior to beginning volunteer work. Answering yes to the following question will not automatically disqualify you from being accepted as a volunteer.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.