988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Volunteer and Job Opportunities (SAMHSA)
988 centers are looking for empathetic volunteers, employees, and interns to serve as crisis counselors answering phone, chats and texts, as well as managers with advanced degrees.
The 988 network is made up of over 200 centers answering calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. These centers are looking to bring on new volunteers and paid employees. You will receive training, so if you are a caring person who wants to help those in crisis, apply today.
To facilitate this, below is a list of the centers with links to their career or volunteer websites where you can find open opportunities to become a crisis counselor or a manager.
Note: Centers with an asterisk (*) have remote opportunities.
Buckelew Suicide Prevention Program (Novato, CA)
Contra Costa Crisis Center (Walnut Creek, CA)
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (Oakland, CA)*
Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Hotline (Bakersfield, CA)
Optum (San Diego, CA)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention Felton Institute (San Francisco, CA)
Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Services (San Jose, CA)
StarVista (San Carlos, CA)
Suicide Prevention Center, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (Century City, CA)*
Suicide Prevention of Yolo County (Davis, CA)
Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast (Santa Cruz, CA)*
WellSpace Health (Sacramento, CA)