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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline looking for volunteers

Posted: 3:09 AM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 05:09:27-04
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline seeking younger volunteers

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) is looking for new volunteers to fill the Crisis Responder shifts. The high number of crisis calls and the expansion of text and chat service hours means ISPH needs more trained volunteers to staff the lines.

ISPH volunteers and staff have answered over 8,000 crisis contacts in 2019 so far. More Idahoans are reaching out for help and dedicated volunteers are critical to meet the growing need.

ISPH provides training and a meaningful experience for those 18 and older. Good listeners with basic computer literacy and skills are needed. Every shift is supervised by knowledgeable staff in the supportive environment of the dedicated crisis phone room.

Applications are due by September 8 and training starts September 14. To learn more about the opportunity, call or email Alex McNish at 208-258-6992 / amcnish@jannus.org. If you are ready to apply, click here .