A crisis line staffed by marginalized individuals in STEM.
Join the THRIVE Team! We are looking to train our next cohort of volunteers.
18+ years old
Identify as an underrepresented individual
Willingness to complete 30 hours of training within 6 weeks, a 3-hour on-call shift per week, and 1-year commitment (Crisis Responders)
Willingness to complete 4 hours of training and an average of 3-5 hours per week (all other volunteers)
Willingness to listen non-judgmentally to those in crisis
Note: No prior experience is necessary. We promise mentoring all along the way, as well as high quality, empathetic training, and team collaboration.
Our training is centered in Whole-Human, empathetic support, cross-identity affirmation, trauma-informed care, and skillful deescalation
Volunteers can work from any location: all that is required is a computer with reliable internet and a private space.
We are especially seeking responders who are persons of color, persons living with disabilities, Two Spirit, trans-femme and/or femme nonbinary individuals, and/or veterans.
We have the following volunteer positions available:
Resource Manager: This volunteer will manage the vetting and addition of new resources to our database.
Outreach Assistant: This volunteer will assist with outreach, sharing THRIVE Lifeline as a resource and broadening the impact of the hotline.
Training Assistant: This volunteer will support our Crisis Responders in Training (CRiT) by acting as texters to the hotline and conducting practice text-based interactions at appointed times (within the Assistant’s scheduled availability). The volunteer will be given one scripted scenario, along with its desired CRiT learning outcomes. A practice interaction will be approximately 40-60 min.*While you are free to use sample responses as long as they flow in the conversations, please be advised that improvisation and adjustments will be required, based on a CRiT’s responses to your role-played texter’s statements.
Web Media Manager: This volunteer will manage THRIVES social media presence.
Ready to sign up? Apply Here. We will reply within 48 hours.