Put your skills and passion to use as a Crisis Phone Responder Volunteer with the Hotline in our Boise office.
(Starting this Fall 2018 we will have an Outreach Volunteer opportunity for those who want to volunteer for ISPH but not on the phone lines. Outreach Volunteers will receive SafeTALK training and be able to table at events as ISPH representatives. For more information about becoming an Outreach Volunteer please contact our Outreach Coordinator at [email protected])
Want more details? Read all about it here!
FALL 2018 Crisis Phone Responder Information Training FALL 2018
For scheduling, orientation RSVPs, and other questions, please contact:
Alex McNish, Volunteer Coordinator
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.