Volunteering with San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the chance of a lifetime to gain life-saving skills that can be used everywhere anytime. It is also a thrilling opportunity to be the person who pulls someone through a crisis through the wonder of your own selflessness.
Our wonderful volunteers and interns come to us for many reasons. For some, this is a supportive environment while being a student of the human services industry. For others, it is a way to honor a deceased loved one lost to suicide. And for others, it gives them a good feeling to know they are here to help others. Combined, this mix of people creates a special and safe place to help others in time of need. Because we are here to help our callers and chat visitors when they need help the most, we have a special request of you: if you have lost someone to a completed suicide attempt, please allow yourself one year to manage your own grief before applying to join us. This is a time for you to care for yourself. After a year or so, you may then be in a better place to “walk with others in their pain”.
The information above can be found on the official website of San Francisco Suicide Prevention. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.sfsuicide.org