Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a crisis counselor with the California Youth Crisis Line!

If you would like to learn more about the position before applying, please view a copy of the Crisis Counselor Job Description.

When you are ready to apply, please fill out this application to the best of your ability. If you don't have answers or experience in counseling, don't worry - we are happy to mentor, train, and share our skills with motivated volunteers. The most important thing a volunteer can bring to our agency is a passionate commitment to supporting and empowering California's youth.

PLEASE NOTE:  This volunteer opportunity is in the Sacramento CA area and
1. Incomplete/partially completed applications are not accepted.
2. You may type "N/A" for any questions you do not have an answer to.
3. You MUST complete all 40 hours of training prior to answering calls on the Crisis Line. The 40 hours of training is spread out over 2-3 weeks.

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Date of Birth
(Must be 16 years old to volunteer.)


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Volunteer Crisis Counselors make a commitment to work 4 hours each week.

Are you willing to commit to this if accepted?

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What is your availability?

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
8:00 pm to 12:00 am
12:00 am to 4:00 am
4:00 am to 8:00 am

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Where did you find out about this volunteer opportunity?