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Volunteer

Put your skills and passion to use as a Volunteer Crisis Phone Responder with the Hotline in our Boise office.

Two easy steps…

Step Two

Attend an orientation session and schedule a listening shift in our Boise phone room.

Want more details? Read all about it here!

FALL 2017 Crisis Phone Responder Information (PDF)

For scheduling, orientation RSVPs, and other questions, please contact:
Nina Leary, Volunteer Coordinator
208-258-6992, nleary@jannus.org

Sharon Lightning, Program Assistant
208-813-3070, slightning@jannus.org

 

Testimonial from a Volunteer

So many lives have been touched by suicide, including mine. I have long believed that we are given adversity as a teacher, as a path toward empathy, and as a tool. So I didn’t hesitate to sign up as a volunteer for the new Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline.

It was a huge relief to learn that we would be properly trained; that we would have professional supervisors to guide us as needed; and that there would be support on the hotline calls and their after-effects. None of this went undone. I feel cradled by my peers and especially by the Hotline staff.

I have spent a lifetime in public service. I’ve run community right-to-know programs for hazardous materials and developed and run a chemical emergency response team. I also had a long career in environmental education for children. I’ve always known that a life of service was my path. But never in my life have I felt more worthwhile, more valuable, more needed than I do on the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. We save people’s lives in a very real and very personal sense. Besides being a mom and grandma, it’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done.

—Jenny