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Colleen26

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Review for Crisislink, Arlington, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Crisislink back in the early 2000s. I received stellar training and was well supported as a crisis counselor. I felt like i was really providing a valuable service and directly improving people's lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

Role:  Volunteer

Review for SAN FRANCISCO SUICIDE PREVENTION, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a volunteer crisis counselor for several years at San Francisco Suicide Prevention. They are the oldest crisis hotline in the U.S.

They train their volunteers extremely well in order for them to be helpful to callers. As a counselor, you can't really ask for a role that gives you more direct impact on helping people improve their lives. They really respect all their clients and convey that mindset to their volunteers. They are also doing extremely important work - filling key gaps where the U.S. mental health system is falling down on the job. They also provide a great training ground for many MFTs.

I've also found they are extremely frugal with their money - not spending where they don't need to. So, a very large portion of the money going into SFSP is funneled directly into program activities.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer