Join the YouthLine Team!
Due to COVID19, our training schedule is on hold. Text “ORVol” to 855-11 or email YouthL@linesforlife.org for more information!
By volunteering with YouthLine, you will give help and hope to peers going through a hard time. Plus, there’s free snacks and it looks great on your resume!
Why volunteer? Maybe you’ve been there before. Maybe you know what it’s like to struggle with mental health, to feel alone, or to be broken up with. Maybe you just want to help others.
With all the training and supervision you get, you will feel well supported in helping your peers be healthy and stay safe.
YouthLine offers two volunteering positions!
For people ages 15-20: YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialists spend 3.5 hours per week on shift answering phone calls, texts, chats, and emails from other teens throughout the nation who contact our crisis, support, and help line. Shifts run from 4:00-7:15pm or 6:45-10:00pm PST, daily. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in outreach activities, such as classroom education, tabling, or speaking at an event.
For people ages 21+: YouthLine Coaching Volunteers spend 6.5 hours per week on shift mentoring teen YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialists, providing support to Masters-level Supervsiors, and answering phone calls, texts, chats, and emails from teens throughout the nation who contact our crisis, support, and help line. Shifts run from 3:45-10:00pm PST.
What does it take?
To volunteer with YouthLine, you must:
- Be 15+ years old
- Live in the Central Oregon Tri-County Area or the Portland Metro Area
- Commit to volunteering with YouthLine for at least one year
- Complete all orientation and training requirements, which include:
- 3-hour orientation, including a brief applicant interview
- 63 hours of training and shadowing
Ready to get started?
For more information about volunteering with YouthLine, text ‘ORVol’ to 85511 or email us at YouthL@linesforlife.org!
A reminder that you MUST live in the Portland or Bend, Oregon areas.
Upcoming Training Dates*
Portland Metro Area and Central Oregon Tri-Country Area
Can’t make any of these trainings? No problem, we’ll be offering more!
*We require that you attend all dates listed under your desired training.