Welcome to the first step in your journey to THRIVE! We are so grateful that you would consider volunteering with our team.
You can expect to take 20-30 minutes to fill out this application. Before we begin, we understand that we will be asking you a lot of personal questions and we want to share a little with you about who we are.
Who are we?
THRIVE Lifeline is a Trans-owned text-based crisis line that is staffed primarily by people in the greater STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) fields whose identities and backgrounds are marginalized.
Our volunteers are primarily LGBTQ2S+ and People of Color, people living with disabilities, visible and invisible, neurodiversity, and mental health needs, first generation students, immigrants, international students / workers, and more. We come from diverse backgrounds, including personal traumas, familial rejection, medical transitions, housing, food, and/or financial instability, educational barriers, sex work, and navigating residency statuses.
Our volunteers are spread throughout North America, from Hawai'i to Connecticut, and from Texas to Ontario. We represent a number of fields ranging from psychology, social sciences, physical, chemical, and biological sciences, pre-med, mathematics, and copywriting.
We are committed to representation and elevation of our volunteers. From the moment you begin working with us, we want to support your personal and professional goals, giving back to you, just as we know that you are giving your time and passion to us and to the communities that we serve.
Who are you?
You are passionate about improving support of underrepresented people. You are dedicated to greater representation in your fields and in positions of leadership. You are empathetic, patient, generous, present, and affirming. When you aren't sure, you are willing to learn. You recognize the value of shared community spaces and are committed to uplifting people in vulnerable times. You are the heart of THRIVE.
If at any time you have questions, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your inquiry shortly.