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Volunteering with Suicide Prevention Program​

Volunteer Opportunities with the Suicide Prevention Program ((This is not the Suicide and Crisis Hotline)

  • Outreach: Provide support with organizing and tabling at community events
  • Organize a Training: Set up a suicide prevention training with your organization

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For more information, or to access the volunteer application, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by e-mail: [email protected].

Volunteering with Crisis and Suicide Prevention Lifeline (CSPL)

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found ho​w to serve."

—Albert Schweitzer

The Santa Clara County Crisis and Suicide Prevention Lifeline (CSPL) offers an opportunity to serve others, to give back to your community, to help people in crisis who are feeling desperate. Working on the crisis line is a unique experience which will expand your own personal growth, as well as provide an invaluable service to your community.

Goal Statement

The goal of CSPL is to assist in defusing and de-escalating the crisis and helping to return the individual to his/her usual level of functioning. Services are always available in English and in several other languages through a translator.

Have you ever thought about volunteering?

The Suicide and Crisis Services needs:

  • Your compassion
  • Your desire to make a difference
  • Your good judgment and maturity
  • Your experience and common sense
  • Only 4 hours of your time per week

The Suicide and Crisis Services offers:

  • 80 hours of in-depth specialized training
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Clinical training for students
  • 250 hours towards state licensing requirements for MFTs
  • Other related community service opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with CSPL please contact Eddie Subega, CSPL Volunteer Coordinator, for further information either by phone: 1 (408) 885-6216 or e-mail:[email protected].

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