Faith Aloud relies on generous and dedicated clergy volunteers to answer calls to the line. We value the participation of diverse people from diverse faith backgrounds that reflect the needs of our callers. This includes people from mainline and evangelical Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, and other faith backgrounds.
Clergy volunteers participate in a 6-week online training that includes weekly facilitated meetings by video as well as self-paced learning through videos, readings, and exercises. Once accepted to the line, Faith Aloud counselors commit to taking regular shifts on the counseling line, in accordance with their availability.
If you are a seminarian, clergy person, or faith leader who is interested in volunteering on the Faith Aloud line, fill out an application by December 9th to be considered for our January 2023 training, or sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming trainings!
The next Faith Aloud clergy counselor training will be January 10th-January 26th 2023, with meetings every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-4:45pm EST. Prospective clergy counselors must be available to volunteer during our high volume shifts which are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11am-2pm EST and 3pm-6pm EST. The volunteer position is a one-year commitment.
We are especially interested in prioritizing applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and queer and LGBTQIA people. Please fill out an application by November 15th if you are interested in being considered for an interview. Please do not email or call us – we will notify all applicants of their status in due time.