Make a difference by sharing your time and talent with Provident Behavioral Health

Provident Crisis Services (PCS)

Provident's PCS 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 a PCS volunteer, please download and complete this application. Email it back to our Volunteer & Practicum Coordinator at along with a cover letter and a resume.


  • 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 80-hour agency training program

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

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  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.

Mary Ryder House Volunteer Opportunities

More than 650 volunteers provide more than 5,500 hours of volunteer service helping Mary Ryder Home’s Residents and promoting our mission. Click here to learn about all the ways you can make a difference in the lives of senior women.