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San Francisco Suicide Prevention could not exist without the dedication of more than 100 community volunteers every year.  Most of our volunteers assist the community on our hotline and internet chat services. However, we also recruit for administrative and outreach volunteers.

Hotline Volunteering

Are you a good listener? Caring? Supportive? Understanding? Do you want a real challenge? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then San Francisco Suicide Prevention may be right for you! As a Hotline Volunteer, you will be doing the following:

  • Providing emotional support in a non-judgmental manner
  • Assessing for risk of suicide, de-escalating crises
  • Providing information and referrals when appropriate

Learn more about becoming a Hotline Volunteer

Outreach Volunteering

Outreach volunteers provide support for a wide range of tasks depending on their experience.  Here are examples of some of the potential volunteer activities:

  • Tabling at city events
  • Public speaking on suicide prevention
  • Updating referral databases

Learn more about becoming an Outreach Volunteer


For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact Brad Chapin, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].