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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

Schedule to attend an orientation session by responding to an email from the Volunteer Coordinator having received your application.

For questions, please contact:

Alex McNish, Volunteer Coordinator
208-258-6992, amcnish@jannus.org

Volunteers Are Our Greatest Resource!

Our dedicated volunteers offer hope and encouragement to those who are experiencing crisis in their lives. We receive approximately 1,100 contacts per month from people who are overwhelmed with whatever the crisis might be and in need of a warm, caring voice and a listening ear.

You Can Make a Difference!

You can become a part of the vital work of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. We provide the training and support for our Crisis Phone Responders. After completion of the training, you begin your volunteer activity in our dedicated phone room located in Boise. Shifts are in 4-hour time slots starting at 8am until 12am seven days a week.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Crisis Phone Responder, please complete an application (link to application). You may email us at volcoornidator@jannus.org for more information about this rewarding volunteer opportunity.

Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled the Spring training session. We hope to resume our Crisis Phone Responder training in the Fall 2020.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!

 Spring 2020 Training Schedule

 ***Every Tuesday, Thursday, ASIST, & SPOT training is required***

Choose One (2 day) ASIST Workshop:p

April 30th & May 1st or May 9th & May 10th  


One 2-Hour Time Slot for the Simulated Response Training (SPOT)

Orientation dates:

  • Thursday, April 16th, 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
*Apr 30th Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm *Day 1 ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
 *May 1st Friday 8:30am-4:30pm *Day 2 ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
*May 9th Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm *Day 1 ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
*May 10th Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm *Day 2 ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
 May 5th Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm Training Overview/Communication Skills
 May 7th Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm Crisis Intervention
 May 12th Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm Diversity/Veterans/Military
 May 14th Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm Safety Planning/Group Practice
 May 19th Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Addictive Behavior
 May 21st Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm Group Practice
 May 26th Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm Intimate Partner Violence/Victim Concerns/Grief and Loss
 May 28th Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm Your Role/Group Practice
*May 30th Saturday TBD (2 Hrs) *Simulated Phone Room and Text Response Training (SPOT)

         ***Application deadline: April 13th, 2020***