Volunteer with the Fraser Health Crisis Line

You can make a difference - volunteer with us

No previous experience required – extensive training and on-going support is provided.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain new skills & practical knowledge
  • Acquire work experience & references
  • Internal employment opportunities
  • Enhance college and university applications
  • Meet others with similar interests
  • Make a difference in the lives of others

FACT: When asked about their crisis line experience, volunteers have told us:
“The knowledge I have gained here is invaluable.”
“It has been the most rewarding volunteer position I’ve held.”
“It is gratifying to know that you have helped in some way.”

Qualifications of Volunteers

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Criminal record check that meets the bona fide occupational requirements of the position
  • Able to hear well, speak clearly & communicate in English
  • Emotionally ready to assist others in crisis
  • Able to deal with stressful situations
  • Reliable, non-judgmental and motivated
  • Personal values, abilities and characteristics are consistent with those of the agency
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successful completion of the Fraser Health Crisis Line Training

Tasks & Responsibilities of Volunteering

  • Contribute a minimum of either a weekly 4-hour shift or a bi-weekly 8-hour shift
  • 200 hour minimum committment
  • Adhere to agency and program policies and procedures
  • Provide supportive, non-judgmental telephone crisis intervention counseling and community resource information
  • Assess the level of suicide and homicide risk as well as urgency of need for mental health intervention
  • Document calls and complete service records
  • Participate in on-going training requirements and opportunities
  • Maintain the dignity and integrity of the program and agency within the community
  • Poem: What We Are Here For

Ready to Apply? 3 Simple Steps

1. Complete the application form

2. Obtain two references from people who know you well enough to answer the questions, and are not friends or family members. If a colleague provides one, the other should be from someone who has supervised you in some capacity. Please do not submit any documents prior to the interview.

3. Contact us at (604) 584-5811 x1309  or email: Crisisline@options.bc.ca to schedule a small group personal interview. Bring your completed forms to the interview. You will be given the required criminal record check document and the schedule for the next training.

Download Volunteer Application and Reference Forms