Put your skills and passion to use as a Crisis Phone Responder Volunteer with the Hotline in our Boise office.
We now also have an Outreach Volunteer opportunity for those who want to volunteer for ISPH but not on the phone lines. Outreach Volunteers will receive a 3-hour SafeTALK training and be able to table at events as ISPH representatives. If you are interested in becoming an Outreach Volunteer please click on the blue box below to fill out our volunteer application. Please download instructions at Outreach Volunteers Application Instructions 2018 . For our upcoming Outreach Volunteer training schedule download Fall 2018 OV Training Schedule . For more information about becoming an Outreach Volunteer please contact our Outreach Coordinators at [email protected].
Our dedicated phone room is located in Boise.
Winter 2019 Crisis Phone Responder Information WINTER 2019 Training
For questions regarding becoming a Volunteer Crisis Phone Responder, 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.