The Counseling Place operates at its best due to our volunteers. Often behind the scenes, our volunteers are busy at work, helping our agency stay strong.

We are so grateful for the people who who donate several to dozens of hours each month to help our agency run smoothly!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Marilyn Walsh at All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.  Currently, we need assistance in two areas of our business:

Volunteer Receptionist. During business hours, we need help with answering the phone and greeting clients. We usually request a 4-hour shift from volunteers. These volunteers must have patience and experience and skills in dealing with emotionally charged situations.

On-Call Crisis Response Team: This is not for the faint of heart. Members of this team must have previous training in crisis intervention and/or Critical Incident Stress Management or be willing to obtain training at their own cost.  Those who join our Crisis Response Team become a part of our rotation of trained advocates who remain on-call with the Richardson Police Department. This requires some availability at nights and weekends, usually on a quarterly basis.

If you’re interested in volunteering with The Counseling Place, please email Marilyn Walsh, our Volunteer Coordinator.