Family Paths Helpline Volunteer application form
Applications are accepted year-round. Fill out the application below and you will be contacted with more details and with the link to a Virtual Helpline Volunteer Information Session.

The Fall Pre-service training is currently full. Our next pre-service training will be in Spring 2022, dates TBD.

NOTE: Volunteers should be local (near the SF Bay Area).

Questions can be directed to Kim San Gabriel, Family Support Program Coordinator at
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Today's Date: *
Name *
First and last name
Email *
Phone number *
Home address: (include city, state, zip) *
How did you hear about Family Paths and this volunteer opportunity? *
Have you, your children or an immediate family member been a client of Family Paths within the past 2 years?
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Availability: Please mark your preference for days and times you are available to work on the helpline (min. one 4-hour shift per week).
Morning (9am-1pm)
Afternoon (1pm-5pm)
Evening (5pm-9pm)
Do you speak languages other than English?
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If yes, please mark the languages you speak and your fluency.
Native Speaker
Basic working knowledge
If you marked "Other", which other language(s) do you speak?
Why are you interested in volunteering as a helpline counselor?
This work requires both effective relational and organizational abilities. How would you describe your skills and experience in these areas?
What do you think harms a child?
What do you think makes a parent effective?
Think about this example: A single mother has three children under the age of seven. She is new to the area with no immediate family support. She loses her job. She is expressing anger and is very anxious about how she will provide for her children. What ideas might you have in responding to this parent and her situation?
This volunteer position involves being able to use a computer to do basic data entry and search for resources on a data base system while talking with callers on the phone. What is your experience with and comfort level using computers in this way?
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