We LOVE our Volunteers!


We are currently seeking volunteers to be trained to answer the crisis line. While some calls that come through the line are from survivors in immediate crisis, often folks just need someone to talk to while processing past trauma. Either way, the Volunteer Program is a super vital thread in the Project Sanctuary tapestry of services. 

Some quick facts...

  • We provide the State-mandated 80 hour training you need to become a certified domestic violence/sexual assault peer counselor, and in return we ask for a 1-year volunteer commitment on the crisis line. 
  • Because of the nature of the work we do, all our volunteers will need a Justice Department finger-print clearance before answering the crisis line. We help all trainees with the logisitics of obtaining their finger-printing. 
  • Typically, most volunteers serve on the crisis line 1-3 nights a month.
  • The next training will likely be held in early Spring of 2022 and will take place over several weeks.
  • The volunteer hours are the source of our match, which is required by our CalOES crisis intervention grants. 
  • We have two crisis line volunteer pools, one to serve the coastal communities, and one to serve the inland communities.
  • Habla Espanol? We could use your help! Bilingual volunteers are especially valuable.

If you have questions or are interested, we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to Mary by dialing 1 707 462-9196 for inland, or contact Makayla on the coast by dialing 1 707 961-1507.

A downloadable volunteer application is available in Word, HERE and as a PDF, HERE. Instructions for how to submit it are on the application. 

Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program, and on behalf of the communities we serve, continued gratititude for the hundreds of PS volunteers, past and present, who have served on the crisis line over the decades.