Become a 50808 Crisis Volunteer

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Passionate about making a difference?

We’re currently looking for volunteers to listen to those in crisis for 4 hours a week, between the hours of 10pm and 6am. As a volunteer, you will learn to support people through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.

About 50808:

50808 is a free, anonymous, 24/7 messaging service providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support.

50808 provides a safe space where you will be trained to listen to texters who want to be heard. You’ll message back and forth, the texter only sharing what they feel comfortable to.
By asking questions, you will listen and respond with support, helping texters sort through their feelings until you both feel the texter is in a calm, safe place.

Volunteers work remotely, anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection. We ask our Volunteers to commit to 4 hours per week and complete a total of 200 hours.
Though, of course, we hope you stay longer. It's a big commitment and is one that people find incredibly rewarding.

Our 50808 Volunteers complete the online application form, successfully complete the 30-hour online training course and are subject to reference checks and Garda vetting.

AS A 50808 VOLUNTEER YOU WILL:

Learn skills. In 30 hours, you’ll walk away knowing reflective listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management. (These are skills that will help in your personal relationships too!)

Train from anywhere. In your PJs. In a coffee shop. Wherever!

So impressive! Our Volunteers highlight the training on their CVs when interviewing for jobs, applying to university, and building their LinkedIn profiles.

Level up. Earn volunteer leadership positions. Get the first look at internships and job openings. Gain access to special privileges.

Hone your skills. Work alongside volunteers who are also social workers, nurses, therapists, paramedics and psychologists to sharpen your active listening skills!

Feel supported. This is a community. We support each other. We are a big awesome family.

WHAT DO I NEED?

A personal computer (laptop or PC) and secure internet connection.

SOUNDS GREAT, HOW DOES IT WORK?

STEP 1.
Complete the 30-minute application and consent to a reference check and Garda vetting.

STEP 2.
Complete the 30-hour online training.

STEP 3.
Take your first shift and start changing lives!

For further information, you can visit us at - https://text50808.ie/volunteer

Queries can be directed to - hello@text50808.ie


All documentation received by 50808 will be processed in accordance with the relevant applicable data protection legislation. The information will only be used in the processing of applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with candidates.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Oct, 2021
Region
Remotely
Expiry Date
21st Dec, 2021