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Life Crisis Services (LCS) Volunteers

Provident's LCS volunteers truly save lives every day by answering calls to our crisis hotline when others need help. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding volunteer experiences you can have.

To begin the process of becoming an LCS volunteer, please download and complete this application. Email it back to our Volunteer & Practicum Coordinator at recruitment@providentstl.org along with a cover letter and a resume.  For more information or clarification, contact Lisa Gunkel at 314-446-2867 or lgunkel@providentstl.org.

Qualifications

  • At least 18 years old
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to distinguish one’s own beliefs and values from those of the caller
  • Accept supervision and develop appropriate working relationships
  • Successfully complete 68-hour agency training program

The staff at LCS wants to ensure you are confident and prepared when working the crisis hotline.  Because we value your dedication and success, a qualified Life Crisis staff member will provide support and supervision throughout your work on the hotline.


Hope After Case Managers (graduate students only)

Hope After case managers provide short-term structured case management to clients by conducting assessments, developing a safety and treatment plan, working on co-created goals, connecting with community support, and providing crisis skills as needed. Case Managers also may work with the client’s health team to ensure comprehensive and high-quality care.

Students who participate in Hope After will strengthen their oral and written communication skills by speaking with clients and keeping case notes, develop a knowledge of local referrals, provide solutions in crisis situations, and determine when termination or graduation is appropriate for clients.

Students will be expected to hold a case load of 4-8 clients per 3 hour shift, and will contact their clients on a weekly basis by phone.

To begin the process of becoming a Hope After Case Manager, please download and complete this application. Email it back to our Volunteer & Practicum Coordinator at recruitment@providentstl.org along with a cover letter and a resume.  For more information or clarification, contact Lisa Gunkel at 314-446-2867 or lgunkel@providentstl.org.


Afterschool Volunteer Opportunities

Share your hobbies and talents with the children in Provident's Afterschool programs! If you have a special interest that you think our after school elementary students would enjoy, please contact Gail Sharpe at 314-802-2584 or gsharpe@providentstl.org.  We love to provide our students with enrichment activities that broaden their horizons.  Special activities have included poetry workshops, karate classes, dancing, drumline club and cooking.